The Hill

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, wants to put Republicans on record about whether the powerful panel should hold hearings on climate change.

Waxman, over the last two years, has publicly asked the committee's GOP leadership to hold hearings on extreme weather, major scientific reports about climate change, temperature data and related topics, but to no avail.

On Wednesday, Waxman hopes to put members to a vote when the committee considers its oversight plan for the 113th Congress, he told The Washington Post in a wider interview on climate policy and political strategy.

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