Delays hurting prospects of climate bill passage, expert says

11/18/2009 | Bloomberg

The Senate's decision to delay action on the climate measure until spring further jeopardizes the bill's prospects, said Whitney Stanco of Washington for Concept Capital. The schedule would bring discussions closer to the midterm elections, "potentially setting lawmakers up for a difficult vote before they face their constituents in the ballot box," the analyst added. But Sen. Robert Casey, D-Pa., thinks the Senate would have enough time to pass a bill during the election year if "all goes well" with health care reform.

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