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Dems Seek Climate Vote On Post-Sandy Aid Bill

Dec 20, 2012
(The Hill)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) want to use debate over post-Hurricane Sandy aid to put lawmakers on the record on climate change.

His amendment declares the “sense of the Senate” that mitigating the effects of “extreme weather,” including curbing humans’ contribution to climate change, is in the nation’s economic interest.

Whitehouse and three colleagues proposed attaching the language to the $60.4 billion recovery and reconstruction bill that’s currently on the Senate floor.