Waxman-Markey Climate Bill Faces Grueling Markups

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday rejected an amendment to strike a carbon cap-and-trade program from the mammoth climate change bill sponsored by Sens. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., and Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., as lawmakers worked to prepare the bill for a committee vote by Memorial Day.

The 964-page American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 underwent its fourth day of markups Thursday, with representatives on both sides of the aisle rallying support for amendments to the sweeping bill, which...
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