By Alexander Bolton - 02/10/10 02:54 PM EST
The senior senator from Massachusetts has been working with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) to find a bipartisan way forward on the issue.
Some of Kerry’s Democratic Senate colleagues are less keen on a climate change bill. They told The Hill this week that the optics of Congress tackling global warming in a year with record snow may be a political loser. Other Democratic senators say a bill that was once a top priority for the party and for President Barack Obama cannot be dug up again during 2010.
The wintry weather is also encouraging opponents of a climate change bill to think they will win the day.
The icy conditions in Washington led Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Tuesday to write on Twitter that the snow in D.C. will continue until former Vice President Al Gore "cries uncle."