Most Senate Democrats want President Obama to take the lead on a climate change bill that is edging closer to the Senate floor, POLITICO reports.
The Obama administration said Tuesday it postponed a meeting set for today with senators to discuss the process for passing energy and climate legislation this year, Reuters reports. No date was given for the rescheduled gathering.
"I think it's pretty clear we have to do something," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told POLITICO. "The question is what do we do. Now a lot of that depends on what the White House is going to do to help us get something done."
Obama has another meeting today with Gen. Stanley McChrystal after the top commander in the Afghan war made controversial remarks in a magazine article.
The House narrowly passed legislation last June that would curb greenhouse gases 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. It would take 60 votes in the Senate to pass a bill that creates a higher price on carbon emissions.
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel told ABC Sunday that Obama's three main goals for energy legislation were reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil, making investments in clean energy technology and dealing with carbon pollution.
Comment: The march toward the global tax will not stop until we devolve the power consolidated in Washington. The first step to this realization is the repeal of the 17th Amendment.