WASHINGTON – A trio of senators with differing political views is working behind-the-scenes to rescue troubled climate legislation.
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., together with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., said Wednesday they would work in conjunction with the White House to patch together a bill that could pass the U.S. Senate.
The three senators met individually with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Carol Browner, the president's assistant for energy and climate change.
"Our effort is to try to reach out to broaden the base of support ...," Kerry said at an afternoon news conference. "The key here is to really negotiate once, in a sense."
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Republicans have CHOSEN to boycott the mark-up meetings. As Boxer suggested, the Dems don't NEED the Republicans input or vote to make it happen. To that I say... Go for it, Dems...go ahead and create a bill, vote for it, and then by all means be prepared to OWN it
This is exactly what we are talking about when we say ALL need to come to the table. What do you mean, WE DON:T NEED republicans? They are ALL supposed to be working for US and that means EVERYONE AT the table IN GOOD FAITH! Lindsey Grahm is working with them....Why would you NOT want that?
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