An Important Week May 19, 2009 : 2:49 PM

This is a pivotal week in our fight against the climate crisis. The Energy and Commerce Committee will be voting on the Waxman-Markey bill, which is one of the most important pieces of legislation ever to be introduced in Congress. As I stated during my testimony several weeks ago, this legislation has the moral significance equivalent to that of the civil rights legislation of the 1960’s and the Marshall Plan of the late 1940’s.

This bill sets us on course to Repower America, helping transition us to a clean energy economy and ending our dangerous over-reliance on carbon-based fuel.

Passing this bill out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is the first step in what is likely to be a long legislative fight. However it is one, with your support, I know we can win.