Waxman: House will pass climate bill

Committee chairman doesn't know if Republicans will vote for the bill, but he expects approval by the end of next week.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will pass a sweeping climate change bill by the end of next week, House Energy Committee Chairman Henry Waxman said Tuesday.

Waxman said he was uncertain if any Republicans would vote for the legislation, but expected to finish the measure early next week and have enough Democratic support to approve it.

"We will have the votes for passage of this bill next week," Waxman said after emerging from a meeting with fellow committee Democrats. To top of page

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