Last Friday, the House passed the Waxman-Markey legislation by a vote of 219-212. Eight Republicans voted for the legislation and 44 Democrats voted against it. Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Waxman said, “Today we have taken decisive and historic action to promote America’s energy security and to create millions of clean energy jobs that will drive our economic recovery and long-term growth.” Now the focus shifts to the Senate, where climate change legislation should get to the floor later this year. It may be difficult for proponents of the legislation to secure the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster.