Saying that he had repeatedly bowed to political pressure and had made misleading statements to Congress, four Democratic senators Tuesday called for Stephen Johnson to resign as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Even though legislation fell to defeat, Friday’s debate marked the first time a majority backed a cap on carbon emissions.
In the Senate, opponents focus on pump prices and tax consequences.
Congress to begin work on a bill the next president would be willing to sign.
The president says the level will stabilize by that year, but he sets no cap.