WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told reporters today that Democratic negotiators are nearing an agreement on the massive — and controversial — climate change legislation.
The legislation had run into problems with rural state lawmakers, including Minnesota’s 7th District Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson, who chairs the House Agriculture Committee.
Today, Hoyer said that Peterson “had five, six, seven, issues,” and “most of them are done,” according to Bloomberg News Service.
Meanwhile, Agriculture Committee spokeswoman April Slayton said that an agreement has yet to be reached on any of the specific issues but that talks continue to see if a resolution can be reached.
If possible, House leaders have said that they would like a vote on the measure before next week’s congressional recess.