U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
House Republicans on Tuesday, a small victory over the Democrats ” climate change agenda, claiming to end by the possession of a rare successful vote, as a minority, oversight hearing to say that the issue of global warming was outside the Committee’s jurisdiction.
The Republicans in the Natural resources Committee’s oversight panel, won with a 4-2 vote to the end of the oral proceedings, simply because there were not present more than two Democrats.
Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, the top Republican on the monitoring and investigations Subcommittee, called the voice, after laying out the case that climate change was not in the competence of the Committee, based on its Charter and the statutes.
Gohmert called to postpone a vote, after his greeting and a roll call vote was held. Witnesses at the hearing were not introduced before the Republicans left the meeting room.
With the Republicans in the deposition, the Democrats were forced to change the procedure of a hearing to a “forum”, Rep. T. J. Cox, of California, the Chairman of the oversight panel, opened by the introduction of the speaker.
The full Committee’s top Republican, Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah introduced the case-law, questions at the beginning of the month, when the democratic leadership launched its curved series of hearings on climate change. The Bishop also said that the Democrats were duly communication to the Republican members on the topics of the hearing.
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