C-SPAN reports Senator Reid plans a Saturday session on a cloture vote on H.R. 6.
We’ll post the roll call vote on the energy bill when it becomes available.
UPDATE (3:54 p.m.) Ralph Branca is the better sports metaphor. No offense, Ralph.
UPDATE (4:13 p.m.) The roll call vote is here. Seven Democrats voted no; 14 Republicans voted yes. And the bill’s name currently is: Creating Long-Term Energy Alternatives for the Nation Act, or CLTEANA, for short.
UPDATE (4:30 p.m.) A statement from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell:
Democrats in Congress are determined to pass an energy bill which will drive up the price of energy for working Americans. I simply can’t understand why the majority would take a simple, bipartisan energy bill, and slow it down by hanging the twin millstones of tax hikes and utility bill increases around its neck.
Unfortunately, Congressional Democrats chose to completely disregard the bipartisan agreement negotiators had within reach. Instead of working together to increase the use of renewable fuels and raise fuel economy standards to historic levels without costing American jobs, Democrats added controversial provisions that will increase energy prices and will ultimately be vetoed.
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