Reid set to move on climate change bill ahead of immigration

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidVirginia was a wave election, but without real change, the tide will turn again Top Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor MORE (D-Nev.) has closed the door on the possibility of moving immigration reform before a comprehensive energy and climate bill.

"I am going to move forward on energy first," Reid said Wednesday.


Reid had signaled Tuesday that he would do so but left himself some wiggle room. He made clear Wednesday that energy legislation would take precedence.

But Reid said he is committed to passing immigration reform this year.

Reid said that Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJuan Williams: The politics of impeachment Texas Republicans slam White House over disaster relief request Dem rep: Trump disaster aid request is 'how you let America down again' MORE (D-N.Y.) has drafted an outline that could serve as the basis for legislation to be debated on the Senate floor.