Earlier this month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman hoped to bring the Waxman-Markey climate change bill to the floor before the July 4 recess. But, due to an impasse with rural Democrats and the Agricultural Committee, both Chairman Waxman and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer seem doubtful that the bill will reach the floor this week. On Friday, Hoyer said, “At this point in time, I have no reason to believe that it's going to be on the floor next week, but I want to make it clear to the members that work is being done as we speak on this bill.”