The Associated Press

Mass., R.I., U.S. Senators To Highlight Climate Change

BOSTON — U.S. senators from Massachusetts and Rhode Island are among at least five Democratic lawmakers calling on their Republican counterparts to come up with solutions to climate change.

The Democrats are members of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, a group formed to highlight climate change. They invited all 45 Republican senators to join them on the Senate floor Monday evening to present their own perspectives on climate change and to discuss the best way to address the problem.

Democrats who plan to participate in the session include Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and Rhode Island U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

The episode comes nearly three months after Democratic senators delivered overnight speeches to highlight differences between Republicans and Democrats over climate change.

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