GOP, Dems could come to global warming agreement, Ohio senator says

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GOP, Dems could come to global warming agreement, Ohio senator says

Dayton Daily News – 
WASHINGTON – Emerging from a White House meeting with President Barack Obama, Sen. Sherrod Brown on Tuesday, March 9, said there was "a chance" that Senate Republicans and Democrats could agree on a sweeping bill that would curb global warming through the development of cleaner energy.


The 90-minute session, which included seven Senate Democrats, six Senate Republicans and one independent, represents a major effort by Obama and his senior advisers to forge a bipartisan agreement on how to combat climate change.


Brown, D-Ohio, said a consensus emerged among the 14 senators that "we want to find a way to do this, a consensus that we need to deal with our dependence on foreign oil, and a consensus that this needs to be a jobs bill."

"When the president of the United States convenes people, there is momentum created," Brown said. "This created momentum and brought some Republicans and Democrats together. But it’s just a step."

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