Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) has spoken up on climate legislation and believes that the Senate may be prevented from acting on the legislation this year due to too many lingering questions. Voinovich has been considered one of the possible swing votes in the effort to obtain 60 votes in the Senate. Some of the key areas that Voinovich feels need more attention are the fiscal implications, new energy sources and international compliance. The Senator said “I don’t think they’re ever going to get the votes out of here unless there’s some consideration given to what China's going to do.” Representing something of a catch-22, though, many view the passage of climate change legislation by both the House and the Senate to be important to achieving international consensus on how to address climate change after the Kyoto Protocol expires.