FarmPolicy

December 16, 2017

Climate Change: Focus Turns to Committee Chairman & Sec. Vilsack; Animal Agriculture; and Food Safety

Climate Change- Pelosi Turns Focus to Ways and Means and Agriculture

Recall that on Tuesday, the Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-California) held a press briefing to discuss her visit to China, which she made over the Memorial Day recess. A key part of her briefing related to climate change, including the Waxman-Markey climate change bill that passed the Energy and Commerce Committee on May 21.

Recall that as Waxman-Markey bill headed to other House Committees with secondary jurisdiction, some unknowns remained regarding the scope and breadth of that jurisdiction.

In her remarks from Tuesday, Speaker Pelosi provided additional insight into the next steps for Waxman-Markey- that the Ways and Means Committee and Agriculture Committee would be allowed to markup the legislation.

To listen to Speaker Pelosi’s specific comments on this issue just click here (MP3- 37 seconds); and for comments regarding the timeframe in which these Committees will take up the bill, just click here (MP3- 48 seconds).

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