"Oil Spill Legislation Delayed by Partisan Conflicts in U.S. Senate"
"WASHINGTON — Partisan disagreements in the Senate will delay passage of legislation responding to the Gulf oil spill until at least September, when Congress returns from its summer recess.
The House is scheduled to vote on its bill Friday but will be out of town by the time the Senate takes up its version next week — meaning Congress would have to wait to reconcile the differences. The Senate might not have the 60 votes needed to advance the Democrats' energy and oil spill legislation, anyway. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has criticized it."
Source: AP, 07/30/2010