Senate to Vote On Vitter’s Anti-Climate Czar Amendment

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GOP Sen. David Vitter recently tweeted that the Senate will soon vote on his amendment blocking the use of federal funds for any policies initiated by the White House climate czar (a.k.a. White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy director Carol Browner): “Vote on my amendment to block Obama czars in an hour. If your against Obama’s czars let your followers know.”

Vitter’s measure is one of about 50 being considered as the Senate prepares to pass the appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency. If Vitter’s right, the Senate should be voting on his amendment any minute now. We’ll let you know what happens.

Update: The amenedment failed.

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