Climate Change Bill Mark-upMay 18, 2009 - by Donny Shaw
House Democrats introduced a gigantic cap-and-trade climate change bill to Congress last week and it’s getting it’s first big action TODAY. At 1 pm EST, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will begin the mark-up process. You can tune in to a live broadcast here. This committee work is where the most important tweaking takes generally place. Follow Congress Matters for mark-up liveblogging.
Apparently, Republicans are planning on submitting 450 amendments during the markup. A lot of them look like classic “gotcha” amendments, aka “poison-pills.”
Anyways, here’s the bill, including full text: