US House repasses sweeping energy legislation

06/21/2004
The Republican-controlled US House June 16 repassed sweeping energy legislation in what industry lobbyists called a largely symbolic move.Although also under Republican control, the US Senate is not expected to approve much of the energy-related legislation now going through the House. That's largely due to election year politics and the unique parliamentary rules of the 100 member Senate chamber that often demand that at least 60 lawmakers agree on a proposal or face having the measure talked to death through a filibuster. And reaching that nearly two-thirds consensus is proving to be ever more elusive as the presidential campaign ramps up.House energy weekOn a 244-178 vote, the Hous...
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