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Waxman/Markey clean energy bill will go straight to full E&C Committee

6
May

Waxman/Markey clean energy bill will go straight to full E&C Committee

The latest on the Waxman-Markey clean energy jobs bill from the subscripton-only Environment & Energy Daily:

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said today that he will bypass regular order on a major climate change and energy bill and mark up the legislation before the entire 59-member panel.

The change in plans means the Energy and Environment Subcommittee will not mark up the bill as previously scheduled. Waxman and subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) planned to hold a subcommittee markup beginning last week, but ongoing intra-party negotiations have yet to produce a new draft bill.

The full committee markup will not begin until next week at the earliest, Waxman told reporters this afternoon. The lawmaker plans to report the bill by the Memorial Day recess.

So if your representative is part of this committee, why not start calling now?

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