"Senate Democrats Prep Team Girds for Climate Battle"

"When the Senate debated climate change legislation earlier this decade, it generally was understood the bill had no chance of becoming law. ...

This time around, Senate Democrats are trying another approach. They have set out to work as a team, with six separate committees trying to write language that can build ownership among influential swing votes well before the floor debate begins.

'To me, the more committees that are involved, the happier I am, because you get more and more colleagues that get to understand it, that get to be part of it,' Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told reporters last week."

Darren Samuelsohn reports for ClimateWire July 21, 2009.

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