US Senate, House groups try to break energy logjam

08/11/2008
Bipartisan groups of US Senate and House members offered new energy proposals as Democratic and Republican leaders continued to trade potshots while a 5-week congressional recess began.Politically centrist Senators calling themselves “The Gang of 10” unveiled a proposal Aug. 1 that combines responsible, targeted increases in domestic oil and gas production with an intensified effort to move vehicles to nonpetroleum alternatives and a strong federal conservation and energy efficiency commitment. Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said he does not agree with all of the ideas but hoped it would help break the Senate’s current legislative stalemate.In the House, meanwhil...
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