Inhofe Statement on the Reading of Climate Bill

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Inhofe Statement on the Reading of Climate Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, commented today on the reading of the entire outline of the global warming bill on the Senate floor following a dispute over judicial nominations.  

"While the reading of the entire Boxer Climate Tax Bill is the result of the Democrats’ handling of judicial nominations, it is important to note that the version of the Boxer Substitute that Majority Leader Reid introduced was a new version not seen by the minority until this morning, contrary to Senator Boxer’s assertions," Senator Inhofe said. "This new version, the fourth version in the last two weeks, underscores the not-ready-for-prime-time aspect of this legislation.

"The current impasse over judicial nominations has no bearing on our willingness to debate the Boxer Climate Tax Bill.  I look forward to the Senate returning to the bill after the judiciary issue is resolved so that we can begin the amendment process and discuss the devastating impacts this bill would have on American families and jobs if this bill were to become law."  

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