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Vitter Wants to Grill Obama Officials at Climate Hearing

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., wants Obama officials to testify at an upcoming climate-change hearing.(JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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October 7, 2013

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., wants White House officials to testify at an upcoming Senate hearing on climate change, The Hill reports.

Vitter, in a Monday letter to the White House, wrote, "The American people should not be kept in the dark regarding the scope of the actions the administration is taking to theoretically control our climate—actions that have significant potential to negatively impact employment, job creation, and our national debt."

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., has not yet called for administration officials to appear at the hearing, saying earlier this year that senators needed to hear from witnesses outside the political sphere.

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