Cap-and-trade bill passed by Senate committee

In a statement on the decision to vote in the absence of the Republican members, senator Barbara Boxer, co-author of the bill and chairman of the Committee, said: “A majority of the EPW Committee voted to send the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act to the floor of the Senate today in full accordance with longstanding Committee and Senate rules.” 

The bill has caused a split within the committee. Republican members, concerned about the costs of the legislation, requested an economic

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