By Ben Geman - 03/22/10 10:38 PM EDT
That bill -- sponsored by Energy Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) -- includes new support for energy efficiency, renewable power and allows wider Gulf of Mexico oil drilling. But it does not include mandatory emissions limits, which face widespread GOP resistance.
Reid noted Monday that he met recently with Bingaman. “I’ve got lots of options on energy and I am going to try and work it through with Bingaman and Kerry,” Reid said as he exited the Capitol Monday evening.