Senate Panel Approves Climate Change Bill Despite GOP Boycott

11 November 2009

 Washington, D.C. (AHN) - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee reported out a climate change bill on Thursday despite a boycott by Republican members, who had required a complete analysis of the measure before participating in the committee debate.

The bill crafted by Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) passed by a vote of 11-1, with none of the seven Republicans in the committee voting.