Senate leaders pledge to consider leaner energy bill

US Senate leaders Feb. 12 pledged to take a leaner energy bill to the Senate floor when Congress returns from a 1 week break Feb. 23.US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Pete Domenici (R-NM) formally introduced his new energy bill, S. 2095, following an agreement reached between Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD).A Domenici spokesperson said the two leaders promised the bill would be considered "swiftly, in a constrained fashion, and with as few amendments as possible."Domenici earlier in the week released a less-expensive version of legislation that had passed the House in November but later failed to clear the Senate (OGJ...

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