Washington Post Capitol Briefing blog, “Kerry, Graham, Lieberman announce a “dual track” on the climate bill“:
Even before a Senate committee could begin marking up the “Kerry-Boxer” climate bill, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) himself announced a new “track” of negotiations over climate policy that makes his original bill look somewhat irrelevant.
Kerry, appearing at the U.S. Capitol with Sens. Lindsay O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), said the three legislators would work with business groups and the White House to forge a compromise climate measure that could get 60 votes in the Senate.
Sen. Kerry, the Post reports, “said that the senators were not circumventing that committee’s process or ignoring the bill being marked up.” No? Would “repudiation” be a more accurate term?
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