WASHINGTON – Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), a key member of the Senate Environment and Public Works and Finance Committees, issued the following statement in response to the release today of the Kerry-Boxer climate bill:
“Senators Kerry and Boxer have worked hard to produce the bill they released today and I congratulate them for their efforts so far. It is now time for the Senate committees to get to work examining the bill’s provisions and considering any changes necessary.
“There are still many steps in the process yet to come, as the full Senate considers a bill and then the House and Senate strive to produce a bill that can be signed by the President.
“Two Senate committees on which I serve, the Environment Committee and the Finance Committee, will be holding hearings and debating the provisions of this bill in the months ahead. I expect there will be some important changes made as this effort advances and we build consensus around how to address this vitally important global energy and climate challenge.”