Energy bill stalled as Democrats modify provisions

Republicans stalled a broad energy bill in Senate this morning, failing to advance the bill by one vote. According to Politico.com, the Senate Democrats are looking to compromise by removing a controversial tax provision of $21 billion that cuts tax breaks to major oil companies.

Republicans stalled a broad energy bill in Senate this morning, failing to advance the bill by one vote. According to Politico.com, the Senate Democrats are looking to compromise by removing a controversial tax provision of $21 billion that cuts tax breaks to major oil companies.

The New York Times reports that supporters managed to get 59 “yes” votes, but 60 were needed to move to consideration of the bill itself. Presidential candidate John McCain was the only senator who has not involved in the voting process.

The bill was approved by the House a week ago, with the 235 to 181 vote falling short of the two-thirds needed to override a possible veto by President Bush.

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