Senators set to pull all-nighter on climate change action
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WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 - About 30 Democratic senators will hold the Senate floor overnight between Monday and Tuesday to urge action on climate change, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., announced today.
The senators, mostly from the Senate Climate Action Task Force, will make speeches from around 8 p.m. Monday through to about 9 a.m. Tuesday.
“Climate change is real, it is caused by humans, and it is solvable,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. “Congress must act. On Monday night, we're going to show the growing number of senators who are committed to working together to confront climate change.”
Boxer said, “So many senators coming together for an all-night session shows our commitment to wake up Congress to the dangers of climate change. All you have to do is look at China to see what happens to your country when you throw the environment under the bus.”
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