Obama Calls Key Senators to White House to Talk Clean Energy & Climate

President Obama continues to push the U.S. Senate to pass a clean energy & climate bill this year:

Obama hosted a bipartisan White House meeting Tuesday afternoon with roughly 15 senators and several Cabinet officials to discuss Senate efforts to craft a compromise climate change and energy bill.

Attendees included the Senate trio taking the lead in that chamber — John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) — as well as Republicans including Judd Gregg (N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Richard Lugar (Ind.). […]

“The national spotlight may be on healthcare, but the bipartisan clean energy bill is waiting in the wings and it clearly remains a priority for the president,” said Jeremy Symons of the National Wildlife Federation after the meeting plan was announced.

The House already passed the American Clean Energy & Security Act last June.

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Published: March 10, 2010