CONGRESS LIKELY TO APPROVE ENERGY LEGISLATION BY FALL

Patrick Crow Washington Editor Congress is likely to pass broad energy legislation this fall that paradoxically seeks to reduce U.S. dependence on oil imports without increasing domestic oil production. The House of Representatives approved 381-37 and the Senate 94-4 their separate but similar energy bills, so it appears Congress will approve a compromise bill by an overwhelming margin. A presidential veto is not threatened.

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