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Kerry, Lieberman Set to Roll Out Senate Climate Bill on Wednesday – Without Graham

The Kerry-Graham-Lieberman climate bill that was to be officially proposed in the Senate on April 26 is now scheduled for unveiling this coming Wednesday after a two-and-a-half week delay, but this time without the endorsement of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. Graham withdrew his collaboration, if not his tacit support, of the bill last month when he voiced pointed concerns over…

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Kerry-Graham-Lieberman Climate Bill – Dead in the Water, or Just Hopelessly Lost in a Sea of Partisan Politics?

The saga of what many are considering an increasingly broken legislative process continues as a last minute pull-out of support from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina on the anticipated release of the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman climate and energy bill today. After six months of work on an industry-friendly bill hammered out by the tri-partisan trio of Democratic Senator John Kerry,…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Backpedaling Bill – Kerry, Graham, Lieberman Argue for “Energy Only” Legislation

By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday evening to discuss their much anticipated tripartisan climate legislation. Based on leaks from the meeting, it sounds like the climate bill will be incredibly industry friendly, which may mean that the bill does little to…

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A Breakthrough in the Senate Could Lead to Passage of Climate Bill

The Kerry-Boxer climate bill has received a boost over the weekend when Republican senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina joined bill co-sponsor John Kerry (D-Mass.) in defining a broad bipartisan agreement that they believe can pass the Senate. Graham does not support the legislation as it stands now, but has indicated a willingness to sign-off on the compromise tentatively worked…

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