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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Blue Dog Democrats Revolting Over Climate Change Bill, New Carbon Tax-400th Post

Blue dogs have been uneasy about supporting Waxman's climate change bill that will in effect enact a new carbon tax on energy. Now, uneasyness is turning into outright trepidation:

More and more Democrats are ready to vote against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s climate change bill, according to a congressional committee chairman who opposes his leader.

The House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) said Wednesday that he’s at an impasse with the lead sponsor of a climate change bill strongly backed by Pelosi (D-Calif.), and that his list of Democratic members who would join him in voting against the measure is growing rather than shrinking.

According to Peterson, he has about 45 votes against the bill right now with more possibly more on the way as the senators get a good look at the bill and the economic damage it would cause this country.

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