With financial reform and unemployment extension legislation out of the way, the Senate now can tackle the energy and climate bill, on which debate is scheduled to begin next week. Harry Reid says he’s “almost done” with the bill, but John Kerry and Joe Lieberman, who are clinging to some kind of carbon cap, say they need more time.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday July 21, 2010 6:08 am|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday July 14, 2010 8:50 am|
Harry Reid has a draft of a climate and energy bill that he plans to bring to the Senate floor within a couple weeks, the Majority Leader said. That would begin the climate debate right around the end of the July work period, so I don’t know what that means for pushing back the deadline on the August recess; it could mean that Reid just wants a vote to highlight GOP obstructionism.
|By: David Dayen Thursday July 8, 2010 1:25 pm|
The Senate can’t even get unemployment benefits extended because of deficit concerns. You think a climate bill will somehow be a lighter lift?
|By: David Dayen Thursday June 24, 2010 9:08 am|
Environmental groups announced a major ad campaign targeting “key Senators” to support a climate and energy bill. But while the outcome is uncertain, the main bill on the table would likely either eliminate completely a carbon cap or substitute it with a utilities-only cap.