Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Democrats Say Reid Grapples With Energy Bill Deadline

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is struggling to meet a self-imposed deadline for passing energy legislation, his fellow Democrats say, and they expressed doubt the measure could be approved before Congress takes its month-long August recess.

Reid previously said he was close to announcing the bill’s details and aimed to open Senate debate on the measure next week. During Senate Democrats’ weekly luncheon yesterday on Capitol Hill, though, lawmakers said Reid told them the bill remained far from finished.