January 26, 2020

Climate Legislation; Ag Trade Nomination; and Animal Agriculture

Climate Legislation- General Background

An update posted yesterday at C-SPAN explained that, “The Senate Environment Cmte. continues its mark up on climate change & energy legislation. Ranking Member Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) delivered prepared remarks and a letter suggesting how to proceed with the bill. GOP Cmte. Members have boycotted the mark up.”

(Side Note: To listen to a brief portion of some of the discussion that took place at the beginning of yesterday’s Senate Committee meeting, click on this audio file (MP3-5:41). The audio clip includes comments from Sen. Inhofe, an extended question and comment from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) regarding the EPA’s analysis of the Kerry-Boxer bill, and a brief remark from the Committee’s Chairwoman, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).

An update posted today at C-SPAN indicated that, “The Senate Environment Committee continues its third day of work on climate change and energy legislation despite a refusal by Senate Republicans to attend meetings earlier this week.”