WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Republican congressional
leaders on Wednesday wasted no time in criticizing what they
called President Barack Obama’s “one-sided” climate deal with
China, using the announcement to declare war on the
administration’s plan to use executive actions to combat carbon
In brokering a high-profile pact with China, the Obama
administration knew it would preempt one of the most often-cited
arguments Republicans have used to argue against mandatory
domestic carbon cuts: China will continue to pollute unabated.
China to aim for peak in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, US to aim to cut GHGs by a quarter by 2025 in #paris2015 boost
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate may hold a vote on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada when it returns from recess, largely to boost support for Democrat Mary Landrieu’s run-off election to retain her Louisiana seat.
Lawmakers return to Washington on Wednesday for a “lame duck” session and will try to wrap up some legislation, such as spending bills, before the Republicans take control of the Senate in the new year.