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Analysis: Who Is Pushing Climate Change On The Hill And Who Isn't

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A group of Democratic senators including Ben Cardin of Maryland and Tim Kaine of Virginia are preparing for an all-nighter at the Capitol tonight. Senators say they plan to hold the floor until at least 9 a.m. Tuesday morning to get the issue of climate change on Congress’s agenda.

Roll Call's Hawkings Here columnist David Hawkings talks with WAMU host Matt McCleskey about how the all-nighter will affect environmental policy debates in Congress and why the region's other two Democratic senators — Mark Warner of Virginia and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland — aren't getting involved.

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