Obama to meet senators Tuesday on climate, energy

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Obama to meet senators Tuesday on climate, energy

Reuters – WASHINGTON June 28 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with senators on Tuesday to push for passage this year of a bill to fight climate change and revamp energy policy, the White House said.

The meeting, to be held at 10:50 a.m. EDT (1450 GMT) at the White House, will involve 23 Democratic and Republican senators, including Democrat John Kerry and independent Senator Joe Lieberman, who authored the energy bill that is currently languishing in the Senate.

Democrats on the list included Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Max Baucus, Barbara Boxer, Sherrod Brown, Maria Cantwell, Blanche Lincoln, Jay Rockefeller and Byron Dorgan.

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