Amendment that says climate change is occurring fails in House

But senior Republicans — and some Democrats — seeking to block the rules say the bill is aimed at what they allege will be the negative economic effects of climate rules.

Waxman’s failed amendment stated:

“Congress accepts the scientific findings of the Environmental Protection Agency that climate changes is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for public health and welfare.” It was co-sponsored by Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.).

The underlying bill, sponsored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), is expected to pass Thursday.