Friday, August 31, 2007

Senator John Warner's decision to retire: how might it affect global warming legislation?

Senator John Warner (R-VA) announced this afternoon that he will retire at the end of this term next year.

His retirement probably takes the wind out of the sails of any effort to pass major global warming legislation in this Congress. (Warner has been working with Lieberman on a bipartisan plan, but it will be tough for a lame duck to pull more Republicans into the effort.)

1 comment:

Miles said...

I disagree, I think it'll free up Warner to be out front on this issue, partisan politics be damned. And if Warner does it, others (Graham? Collins?) may follow.