Sen. Moves To Bar Cap And Trade From Energy Bill

Law360, New York (July 28, 2010, 2:43 PM EDT) -- Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., has introduced legislation that would stop Congress from adding in conference a cap-and-trade scheme to a pared-down energy bill that the Senate took up this week.

The amendment, otherwise known as S.A. 4531 and introduced Tuesday, would prevent a cap-and-trade program from being added to a House-Senate conference bill unless the Senate votes separately on cap and trade.

A separate Senate vote would require at least 60 votes to avoid a filibuster, while a vote on a House-Senate conference bill would be...
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