Speed reader hired to help Democrats pass new energy bill

Wednesday - 5/27/2009, 7:35am EDT

Jodi Schneider

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With the help of a speed reader, Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman of California successfully guided a so-called "Cap and Trade" bill thru through his Energy and Commerce Committee last week.

The bill is formally known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

But what comes next?

Jodi Schneider is the senior editor for Congressional Quarterly. She's been following the story on Capitol Hill.