Pelosi Statement on Comprehensive Climate and Energy Legislation
Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement today following an announcement by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman on a timeline to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation out of the Committee by Memorial Day:
"Chairman Waxman has set an aggressive timetable for action to reduce global warming and our dependence on foreign oil. I share his sense of urgency and his belief that we cannot afford another year of delay.
"The House is fortunate to have the leadership of Chairman Waxman and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey on climate and energy issues; their knowledge of these issues and commitment to finding the right solutions is unmatched. They will build on the work of Chairman Emeritus John Dingell and former Subcommittee Chair Rick Boucher on energy independence. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House, our colleagues in the Senate, and President Obama to halt the grave threat of climate change."