U.S. Senate Democrats won’t include carbon dioxide limits for power plants or a renewable electricity mandate in energy legislation to be taken up as early as next week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.
Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that one his priorities as the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee will be renew about 50 U.S. tax credits and deductions that expired as last year ended.
President Barack Obama urged Nevadans to re-elect Harry Reid , saying he needs the Senate majority leader to continue work on the policies that brought the U.S. economy out of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend that Democrats still may take up a comprehensive climate-change plan after the November elections.
President Barack Obama’s top aide called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to complain hours after Reid publicly opposed Obama’s push for Congress to speed approval of trade deals, two Senate Democratic aides said.