Tauscher to vote on cap and trade bill

The Washington Post reports that Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo, will hold off before she takes her new job as undersecretary of Arms Control and International Security in order to vote on the controversial cap and trade bill. Tauscher was confirmed to the post late Thursday.

As of this minute (about 9:50 a.m.), Tauscher is chairing the House as it discusses the bill.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen

  • REW

    Outgoing Congresswomen Tauscher is not endorsing John Garamendi to fill her seat. Few – if any – local Contra Costa elected officials are endorsing Garamendi. Check out Garamendi’s endorsements on his Garamendi for Congress web site. He’s got nobody local endorsing him! It’s embarrasing an incumbent LT. Governor could garner so little support in a run for Congress. Why is this happening? His bid to be the Congressman from the CD 10 district makes no sense, he doesn’t live here, he’s never lived here. Contra Costa County doesn’t need an out-of-town ringer
    from the congested smog-choked Sacramento Valley to represent us in DC. It’s a no- brainer. CD 10 voters are very sophisticated, no way they will go for Garamendi. His wacky campaign to represent an area he’s never lived in, and doesn’t know anything about, just smacks of desperation. He’s an out-of-town hustler setting up a temporary tent-show in our couinty, it’s not going to fly.

  • Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    Congresswoman Tauscher’s presiding over, and voting on HR 2454, is perhaps the most important event in her illustrious career in the House. Ellen for President of the USA!