"Senate Dems Send Small Signs of Progress on Climate Bill"

"Key Senate Democrats insisted that they are making incremental progress on a comprehensive global warming bill as they returned to Capitol Hill yesterday following a monthlong break where health care reform surged to the top of Congress' legislative agenda.

Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told reporters she has made "many decisions" on the climate legislation in recent weeks but declined to elaborate on specifics ahead of a bill introduction later this month with Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.). ...

Boxer also would not say when she would hold a markup, though Senate aides say they are penciling in the EPW Committee vote for early to mid-October. "The bill will be introduced this month and then, immediately following, we will have a markup," Boxer said."

Darren Samuelsohn reports for ClimateWire in the New York Times September 9, 2009.

See Also:

"Senate Democrats Skeptical About Climate Bill" (Reuters)

"Coalition Launches Campaign to Pass Climate Bill" (Washington Post)

"Climate Bill to Be Slowed by Health-Care Debate" (Wall Street Journal)

Source: ClimateWire, 09/10/2009