Graham: Climate draft may wait until after spring recess

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of three senators leading efforts to craft a compromise climate and energy bill, said Monday that a draft of the long-awaited measure may not surface before the spring congressional recess.

“We haven’t decided yet but that is a possibility,” Graham told reporters in the Capitol Monday when asked whether the senators would wait until after the spring recess scheduled to begin March 29 to unveil a draft.

Graham cited a need to “get the details of the legislation right.”

The Senate trio crafting the measure – which consists of Graham along with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) – had earlier set a goal of unveiling a draft before the two-week break.