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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Jul 25, 2013 7:59 PM Flag

    OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Time keeps tickin' for energy efficiency bill

    OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Time keeps tickin' for energy efficiency bill

    Zack Colman and Ben Geman - 07/25/13 05:30 PM ET

    STATE OF PLAY: Lawmakers say the energy efficiency bill sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) still has a tentative date with the Senate floor next week — with an emphasis on “tentative.”

    It's unclear whether senators can strike an agreement on amendments ahead of a vote.

    The bill’s backers are trying persuade their colleagues to withhold controversial measures, such as those on the Keystone XL pipeline and Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) told reporters Thursday in the Capitol they are “talking to a lot of senators about a whole host of issues. We’re continuing discussions with leadership as well.”

    Adam Jentleson, an aide for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told The Hill in an email that the bill is still scheduled to come to the floor after the Senate finishes voting on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development spending bill.

    Jentleson said that means it will most likely hit the floor next week.

    But Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who wants to attach an amendment to block EPA emissions rules for power plants, said he doesn’t envision the bill will get called before Congress's August recess.

    “We’ll see if Sen. Reid brings that bill to the floor. It doesn’t sound like it’s coming next week,” Barrasso told The Hill.

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