During the Obama presidency, the 111th Congress was the only congressional session that both the Senate and the House were controlled by the Democrats. The “American Clean Energy and Security Act” was passed by the House on June 26, 2009, by a vote of 219-212. As of that date, the House had 255 Democratic members. The New York Times John Broder wrote: “The House passage of the bill was the first time either house of Congress had approved a bill meant to curb the heat-trapping gases scientists have linked to climate change.”
The Senate never considered the bill.
Our president and many Democratic members of Congress attended world-wide meetings on climate change. Their message to world leaders was that they must do something about climate change. Our leadership example to the world was that Congress could not pass any legislation pertaining to greenhouse gases.
Now the Democrats complain that our current president is attempting to reduce the importance of climate change. Federal legislation on climate change would have stopped our current president from priority changes.
Steve Mohasci, Manteca