But Kerry said that all the talk about a lack of enthusiasm for climate change is overblown and that his effort has strong momentum.
This is a jobs bill. Its energy independence and pollution reduction, and I think theres going to be a bipartisan appetite to do what were trying to do because were building a very strong coalition, he said. People dont know what theyre referring to when they say, No appetite, or We cant do this. ... People just need to wait and see what it is before they decide whether its a heavy lift or not.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.