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Democrats Plan to Revive House Climate Committee

  • Pelosi will push to reconstitute committee disbanded by GOP
  • Panel may give Democrats platform to scrutinize Trump policies
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House Democrats are planning to resurrect a special committee focused on climate change, giving them a platform to spotlight an issue on which polls show President Donald Trump is out of step with the public.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California will ask her colleagues to reconstitute the select committee, which was created under her watch 11 years ago and disbanded by Republicans after they took control of the House in January 2011. The plan was described by senior Democratic aides who asked not to be named before a formal announcement.