Rep. Bob GoodlatteBob GoodlatteGOP lays out regulatory reform wish list As former Copyright Office leaders, we support an autonomous register of copyrights The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Va.) was nothing if not dramatic in taking to the House floor Friday afternoon to oppose the Waxman-Markey climate change bill scheduled for a vote today.

Goodlatte, echoing many Republicans, railed against the legislation as a de facto "tax" on energy consumers.

"We do not support this kind of suicide of the American economy," he said, concluding his remarks.

Members are now locked into the beginning of a scheduled three hours of debate in the House before a final vote, where it is expected the margin could be razor-thin, as Democratic leaders and the White House work to whip up enough votes for the bill.