Latham brings 'gift box' prop to climate debate

Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) accused the U.S. Congress of handing China a "gift" containing "American jobs" in the climate change bill before them.

Railing against the effect of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill scheduled for a vote this evening, Latham brought a prop to the debate.

Latham literally brought a gift box up with him to the podium during his one-minute speech, with the "present" inside: A hard hat with "American jobs" labeled on it.

Republicans have said that the bill would hurt American consumers and employers by making production more expensive.

Check out the screen shot of the moment below: