House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Joe BartonJoe Linus BartonGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Week ahead: House GOP looks to revamp Energy Department Republicans on the run: Retirements could be trouble for Trump and party MORE (R-Texas) called the Democrat's climate change bill "C-R-A-P" Wednesday morning.

Barton told reporters that the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade measure needlessly will raise taxes to achieve the goal of clean energy and carbon reduction.

"(Democrats) call it 'ACES,' ... I call it C-R-A-P," he said at a press conference Wednesday morning, to unveil the House GOP endorsed energy independence bill.

-Molly K. Hooper