"House Aims for Friday Vote on Climate Bill"

"Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives hope to debate and pass a climate change bill on Friday, although negotiations were continuing with farm-state lawmakers who have concerns, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday.

"It is quite possible and maybe even probable that we will go to the energy bill on Friday and complete the energy bill on late Friday," Hoyer told reporters. He was referring to the legislation that would cut carbon dioxide emissions associated with global warming by 17 percent by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050, from 2005 levels, as well as provide new incentives for producing alternative fuels."

Richard Cowan reports for Reuters June 23, 2009.

See Also:

"Deal Sends Global Warming Bill To House Floor" (AP)

Waxman Cuts Deal (Politico)

Lobbying Frenzy Begins (Greenwire)

Dems Release Revised Climate Bill (Greenwire/Links to bill text)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009