WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
The action isn't technically considered a filibuster, since no actual legislation is up for debate.
Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Mark Udall, D-Colo., are exceptions, and both have recently attended fundraisers sponsored by billionaire Thomas Steyer, whose NextGen Political Action group has refused to spend any of its pledged $100 million on Democrats who oppose climate regulation.
Democratic aides have provided the following list of senators planning to speak:
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. Senator Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore. Senator Bill Nelson, D-Fla. Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md. Senator Bernard Sanders, I-Vt. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. Senator Mark Udall, D-Colo. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Senator Al Franken, D-Minn. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. Senator Angus King, I-Maine Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Senator Edward J. Markey, D-Mass. Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J.