A group of Democratic senators, as Niels Lesniewski of Roll Call reports, are planning to keep the Senate in session all night tonight. This, in order:

… to make their case on climate change.

The leader of this effort is Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island who says that the all-nighter is designed:

“… to basically break the pattern of the Senate and show the interest of at least 20 senators who will be participating through the night.”

Senator Whitehouse has been on the global warming case for a while now and:

… has given a “time to wake up” floor speech about climate and environmental issues each week the Senate’s been in session for the past 58 session weeks.

"Time to wake up,” and, now, a Senate all-nighter.

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