Durbin: Dems share climate-free lunch

Durbin, asked about the mood among moderate Democrats following Brown’s win, replied, “I haven’t counted the votes.”

“I have never been asked to. Too soon,” he said.

Reid hopes to bring up a climate and energy bill in the spring. But Brown’s win is raising questions about whether Democrats will shelve efforts to impose greenhouse gas emissions limits, and perhaps take up a package of only energy provisions instead.

For now, Sens. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryLobbying world Kerry: Trump not pursuing 'smart' or 'clever' plan on North Korea Tillerson will not send high-ranking delegation to India with Ivanka Trump: report MORE (D-Mass.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration We are running out of time to protect Dreamers US trade deficit rises on record imports from China MORE (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) say they’re moving ahead with efforts to merge emissions limits with increased domestic energy production.