PDF _ RL34513 - Climate Change: Comparison of S. 2191 as Reported (now S. 3036) with Proposed Boxer Amendment
30-May-2008; Brent D. Yacobucci and Larry Parker; 14 p.

Abstract: On December 7, 2007, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee ordered reported an amended version of S. 2191, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008 (originally entitled America’s Climate Security Act of 2007). On April 10, 2008, an amendment to make the bill revenue-neutral was submitted to CBO for analysis along with the committee version of S. 2191.

On May 20, 2008, S. 2191 was reported by EPW. At the same time, Senator Boxer introduced S. 3036, which is identical to the reported version of S. 2191 except that it contains the proposed budget amendment. Both bills were placed on the Senate legislative calendar. On Thursday, May 22, Senator Reid filed for cloture on the motion to proceed on S. 3036. The cloture vote is scheduled for Monday, June 2 at 5:30 pm, with the preceding hour set for debate.

In addition to S. 3036, Senator Boxer has proposed an amendment in the nature of a substitute, with significant changes from the committee version of S. 2191.

This report provides a comparison of five key differences between S. 2191/S. 3036 and the proposed Boxer Amendment. This report supersedes a CRS Congressional Distribution Memorandum entitled “Comparison of S. 2191 as Reported (now S. 3036) with Proposed Boxer Substitute,” dated May 28, 2008. [read report]

Topics: Climate Change, Legislative

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