Inhofe: No More Than 35 Votes For Climate Bill

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The cap and trade bill that narrowly passed in the House last week won't get more than 35 votes in the Senate--despite the additional, presumed "yea" from Al Franken--according to Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and formerly it's chairman. Inhofe has long been the Senate's leading global warming skeptic, and, naturally, he's against this bill. It enjoys a broader coalition of lobbying support than one might expect, as companies such as Shell and Duke energy have backed it through a business climate-change coalition orchestrated by Environmental Defense. Here's a breakdown, done by National Journal's Ron Brownstein, of where the votes came from in the House.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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