Rangel Open to Moving Energy Bill if It Doesn’t Trump Health Care

Posted June 2, 2009 at 7:21pm

Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday he’s willing to move forward on controversial climate change legislation — but only if it doesn’t interfere with his top priority of passing universal health care.In comments to reporters after meeting earlier in the day with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who wants to see quick action on the climate change bill, Rangel said his committee would mark up the energy bill. “We’re going to have a real, true markup,— he said. “It’s in our jurisdiction. … We owe it to the Congress.—