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Senate Democrats Push Through Energy Bill

Law360 (June 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an 11th hour compromise, the United States Senate passed an energy bill late Thursday that raises fuel efficiency standards, cracks down on price gouging and boosts ethanol production.

Senate Democrats worked late into the night trying to secure a veto proof majority for the bill, with Majority Leader Harry Reid postponing the vote to call back several Senators to the chamber. Around midnight, the Senate voted 62-32 to end the debate on the bill and passed it 65-27.

The Senate's vote leaves the fate of...
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