406 Dirksen EPW Hearing Room
James M. Inhofe
Despite a 76-seat majority in the House, Speaker Pelosi passed her cap-and-trade energy tax bill on June 26 by just one vote over the majority required, 219-212. Against this backdrop, the Senate will begin the process of considering yet another cap-and-trade bill. I would note that the Senate has voted on cap-and-trade three times: in 2003, in 2005, and in 2008. In each and every instance, we defeated it. Now, Madame Chairman, here we go again.