House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Joe BartonJoe Linus BartonRep. Ron Wright dies after contracting COVID-19 Biden's gain is Democratic baseball's loss with Cedric Richmond Bottom line 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.

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