The chemical and steel industries are lauding the actions of Democrats from manufacturing states, led by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, as the lawmakers promote measures to protect their states from the climate bill's stringent emissions caps. "We applaud Senator Brown and his colleagues for their steadfast efforts to ensure that clean-energy legislation recognizes the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing as a priority for our economic and national security," said Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council.

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