Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee delayed mark-up of draft climate change legislation this week as Members and their staffs continue to work on compromises that would allow the contentious issue to move forward.
The mark-up is tentatively scheduled for next week. Last week, the Committee held a series of hearings involving more than 60 witnesses spanning four days. Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has said he wants to finish Committee work on the bill by Memorial Day recess.
NAWG continues to have conversations with Hill leaders and Obama Administration officials, emphasizing the need for a robust cap-and-trade program including agricultural offsets in any legislation.
Information from last week’s hearings, including witness testimony, is available under the “Hearings” tab at http://energycommerce.house.gov