Senate GOP leaders affirm energy bill dead for the year

US Senate Republican leaders late Nov. 24 decided to drop a pending energy bill nearly 3 years in the making because they could not secure enough votes to cut off debate on the measure.A spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) said the senator planned to take up energy legislation again when Congress returns, probably in January.The bill's passage looked likely as recently as mid-November. But as negotiations dragged on about the fuel additive methyl tertiary butyl ether, critics had time to build up opposition. This made it increasingly difficult for the White House to defend controversial legislation at the same time it was already expending precious political c...

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