"The House passed the Energy and Commerce Committee's broad energy legislation [Thursday] morning, sending the Senate a bill aimed at modernizing the electric grid and speeding natural gas exports.
Lawmakers voted 249-174 to approve H.R. 8, the "North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015," with the support of nine Democrats. Republican Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Thomas Massie of Kentucky voted against the bill.
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) warned his colleagues they would go down in history as the "greatest ignoramuses of all time" for ignoring climate change, offering a last-minute procedural move to stop the bill."