WATCHING WASHINGTON SENATE ENERGY BILL FIGHT LOOMS
With Patrick Crow President Bush pitched into the energy policy debate last week, lending strong support to the Senate energy committee's bill. At a White House pep rally for the bill, Bush told 200 industry representatives and state and local government officials, "We need for Congress to act wisely-and act soon." Sen. Bennett Johnston (D-La.), energy committee chairman, and Sen. Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyo.), the top Republican on the committee, want the Senate to consider the bill in September.