Congress | Democrats narrowly pass a landmark energy reform bill Friday, despite Republicans staunchly opposing it
by Jacob Parrish
Posted 6/27/09, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-After an intense all-day battle on Capitol Hill, House Democrats narrowly passed an ambitious climate-change bill late Friday, overcoming a huge hurdle on the way toward regulating greenhouse gas emission in the United States. The bill passed 219 to 212, with 44 Democrats opposing it and eight Republicans crossing party lines to support it.