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Senate To Zone In On Climate This Week

Laura Barron-Lopez | The Hill

13 January 2014

Climate change issues are set to hit Capitol Hill again next week, but this time it’s not because of the polar vortex.

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), along with fellow Senate Democrats, formally announced their new climate task force on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

During a briefing with reporters, Boxer said the task force will focus on sending a “wake up call” to climate skeptics and special interests “barricading” Washington and Congress on climate change issues.

Boxer, chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, will continue the climate change discussion on Thursday. Top administration officials will testify at a hearing with the committee on President Obama’s climate agenda.

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