Hoyer Expects Fast Action from House Committees on Climate

"Expect another fast-paced month of committee action on a sweeping global warming and energy bill ahead of possible floor debate in late June or early July, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said today.

'I think the speaker and I will both be urging the committee chairs to consider these quickly,' the Maryland Democrat said in an interview, referring to eight panels with jurisdiction on a bill approved last night by the Energy and Commerce Committee. 'Frankly, they've been considering them for some time now. It's not like it's a great surprise.' ...

But there are two committees that want a piece of the debate: Ways and Means and Agriculture. Hoyer said he would work with the chairmen of both panels and did not expect much of a problem."

Darren Samuelsohn reports for Greenwire in the New York Times May 22, 2009.

Source: NYTimes, 05/25/2009