Kerry: Jobs bill no threat to climate plans

“It is not a sufficiently broad enough piece that it has the ability to satisfy what needs to be done on the full energy front,” added Kerry, who praised the planned inclusion of the energy-efficiency measures in the jobs bill.

Kerry is working with Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamOvernight Defense: US moving missile defense system to South Korea | Dems want justification for Syria strike | Army pick pushes back against critics of LGBT record Graham: There are 'no good choices left' with North Korea Graham: North Korea shouldn't underestimate Trump MORE (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) on a bill that would merge greenhouse gas emissions caps with support for various energy technologies, including nuclear power.

But it remains unclear whether the Senate will act on climate legislation in 2010. Mandatory curbs on greenhouse gas emissions face opposition from many Republicans and some centrist Democrats.