12.02.2010 0

Au Revoir, House Global Warming Committee!

It’s finally time to say farewell to the House Global Warming Committee! John Boehner has pledged to remove the committee in the 112th Congress.

From Politico:

Created in 2007 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to draw attention to the causes and effects of climate change, the committee didn’t have much of a chance to survive the upcoming Republican takeover. Wednesday, the axe fell.

“We have pledged to save taxpayers’ money by reducing waste and duplication in Congress,” said Michael Steel, spokesman for incoming Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “The Select Committee on Global Warming – which was created to provide a political forum to promote Washington Democrats’ job-killing national energy tax – was a clear example, and it will not continue in the 112th Congress.”

Such news should be the final nail in the coffin for Cap & Tax. And if Joe Manchin’s campaign ad in West Virginia proves true, moderate Dems will “shoot” any effort to revive Cap & Tax.

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