"Energy or Immigration? The Senate Stalemate Continues"

"Senate Democratic leaders scrambled yesterday to untangle the political puzzle hindering efforts to move comprehensive energy and climate change legislation, but the impasse with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) remains.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pledged to give higher priority on the floor to the global warming bill crafted by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Graham, saying that measure has progressed down the legislative track faster than the hot-button immigration issue he would also like to take up this year. ...

Graham said Reid's plan to put the climate bill up first was a nonstarter so long as immigration also remained on the table."

Darren Samuelsohn reports for ClimateWire April 28, 2010.

See Also:

"No Climate Bill Until Resolution of Immigration Issue, Says Sen. Kerry" (Greenwire)

"Reid Committed To Both Climate, Immigration Bills " (Reuters)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010