Prospects for Reid Energy Bill Dim
With Republicans opposing the legislation en masse (and some Democrats raising questions too), prospects are dimming for passage of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s energy and oil spill response bill before the August recess.
The Hill reports today:
[I]t does not seem likely that Reid would have enough support to start debate, given both Republican and some Democratic concerns over the liability cap issue.
Since the spill and energy package is sandwiched in between consideration of small-business legislation and a debate over Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination, there may only be one or two days available to debate the package.