Sunday, June 20, 2010

Obama Meets With Bipartisan Group on Energy June 23

In a strategy similar to the endgame on health care reform, President Barack Obama will convene top senators from both parties at the White House on Wednesday to try to reach a deal on an energy reform bill.
Like the health care summit earlier this year that emboldened Democrats to push through a Senate bill with no Republican support, the energy talks are portrayed by the White House as a chance for all participants to pitch their best ideas.
Joe Lieberman is on board:
Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who sits with the Democratic caucus, told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that he believes an energy bill "does have a chance" this year.
"There are about 50 senators who want to vote for a strong, comprehensive energy bill that puts a price on carbon pollution," Lieberman said. "There are about 30 who are set against it and there are 20 undecided. You've got to get to 60 to pass anything in the Senate. We need half of the undecided and we can do it." Read it all at cnn.