Senate Republican to back revised version of Democrats' climate bill

10/11/2009 | Reuters ·

The chances of advancing the climate-change bill in Congress increased after Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he would support a compromise version of legislation advanced by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. Both senators believe they could gain the necessary votes to get Senate approval for a comprehensive bill to curb greenhouse gases, according to an opinion article that they wrote in The New York Times. "We refuse to accept the argument that the U.S. cannot lead the world in addressing global climate change," Kerry and Graham wrote.

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