By Jim Snyder - 02/09/10 01:46 PM EST
Ben notes in this piece that Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) says the explosion should raise questions about the safety of a natural gas pipeline proposed for his state.
Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is pressuring Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus to include a $1-a-gallon tax credit for biodiesel in the jobs bill.
The credit expired last year, when Congress couldn’t agree on a package of tax extenders. Grassley, the ranking member on Finance, is insisting the biodiesel credit be part of the discussions on the jobs legislation, according to the Des Moines Register.