House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Joe BartonJoe Linus BartonCongress may pass background check legislation in funding bill Overnight Cybersecurity: Former Equifax exec charged with insider trading | Dems blast GOP over House Russia probe | Lawmakers weigh security of energy infrastructure Five things to watch for in Texas primaries 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