Senate Climate Bill Advances Despite GOP Boycott

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 12:22 PM EST) -- U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., moved forward with a vote on her climate change bill Thursday, winning approval for the legislation despite the absence of the committee's Republican members.

Democratic committee members voted 11-1 to report the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, sponsored by Boxer and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., with Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., casting the sole vote against the bill.

The bill advanced without any amendments because committee rules prohibit any markup work from taking place...
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