jump to navigation

Obama to Host Bipartisan Senate Meeting on Energy; Sen. Lugar Invited June 28, 2010

Posted by Laura Arnold in Federal energy legislation, Uncategorized.
Tags: , ,

June 25, 2010, 1:34 p.m.
By Jennifer Bendery
Roll Call Staff

Updated: 4:16 p.m.

President Barack Obama will meet with a bipartisan group of Senators on Tuesday to discuss the path forward for comprehensive energy legislation, the White House announced Friday.

The meeting was originally scheduled for last Wednesday but was postponed. Lawmakers invited to the meeting include Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.).

Obama has been trying to jump-start stalled energy legislation in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill, which he has referred to as “a wake-up call” on the need for reform. He has been personally reaching out to a number of GOP Senators, including Scott Brown (Mass.) and George LeMieux (Fla.), to try to build momentum on the issue.



No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: