New congressional makeup may tilt toward industry agenda

Boosting industry hopes that the White House's energy agenda will move forward, Republicans in elections Nov. 5 won narrow control of the US Senate and expanded their hold in the House of Representatives for the new congressional terms that begin January 2003."Policy proposals on energy, chemical risks, clean air, and other issues are poised to come up for approval in both houses of Congress in the months ahead. During that time many of the bills initially passed or favored by the Republican House of Represenatives will now have a substantially increased chance of gaining approval and making their way to the president's desk," said Competitive Enterprise Institute.Democrats contro...

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