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Add Another Moderate to Climate Security Act?
Will Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) vote for the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act when it comes to the Senate floor? Sounds a lot more likely:
The presumptive GOP nominee didn’t say for sure that he would vote for the bill, authored by Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Warner (R-Va.), both of whom have campaigned actively for him. But McCain said they were coming closer to satisfying his concerns about the bill. The measure, slated for a vote in early June, does not boast the same generous subsidies for nuclear power as previous bills.
“I’m pleased in negotiations and discussion with Senator Lieberman that there will be a far more important nuclear component of this legislation that’s going to be coming to the floor,” McCain said in a news conference at Jersey City’s Liberty Science Center. “I hope that it will be passed, and I hope that the entire Congress will join in supporting it and the president of the United States would sign it.”
It’ll be interesting to see if the support of Sen. Lieberman and Sen. McCain helps lead Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to back the Climate Security Act. The three work closely on other issues like Iraq.