House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey, D-Mass., held a marathon of hearings last week on their draft climate change and energy strategy. Nearly 70 witnesses testified -- many of whom are contributors to this blog. Waxman wants to vote the bill out of committee by Memorial Day.
The draft legislation is facing criticism from moderate Democrats, as well as Republicans, corporate officials and advocacy groups. Something nearly everyone -- including Energy Secretary Steven Chu and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson -- seems to agree on is that the strategy lacks important details, especially those pertaining to a cap-and-trade system. How should Congress address this concern? What three things would you change in, add to or take out of the legislation?
-- Margaret Kriz, NationalJournal.com