GOP Boycott Stalls Senate Work On Climate Bill

Law360, New York (November 3, 2009, 5:50 PM EST) -- Partisan rifts marred the first day of markup on landmark climate change legislation before a key U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday, with Democrats trying to push ahead despite Republican threats to continue delaying work until they receive a more thorough economic rundown on the bill.

Sen. George Voinovich of Ohio was the sole Republican to show for opening statements during the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's first scheduled day of markup on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, sponsored by committee chairwoman Sen....
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