Bloomberg Law
May 9, 2019, 10:56 AM

McConnell Could Force Another Climate Vote

Chuck McCutcheon
Chuck McCutcheon

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may again force Senate Democrats to go on the record in voting on climate change, Dean Scott writes.

  • McConnell (R-Ky.) moved this week to put the House-passed bill that would keep the U.S. in the Paris Agreement (H.R. 9) on the Senate floor calendar, a maneuver that bypasses committee consideration. McConnell spokesman David Popp cautioned that putting the bill on the legislative calendar “doesn’t guarantee a vote” will be held. McConnell earlier brought up a Green New Deal resolution (S.J.Res.8), only to have most Democrats simply vote ...