Signs point to climate, energy legislation rollout without Graham

Sens. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryShould President Trump, like President Obama, forsake human rights in pursuit of the deal with a tyrant? GOP Senate report says Obama officials gave Iran access to US financial system Democrats conflicted over how hard to hit Trump on Iran MORE (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) appear to be heading toward a climate and energy bill unveiling as soon as next week without co-author Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamOvernight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges — Trump officials move to expand non-ObamaCare health plans | 'Zero tolerance' policy stirs fears in health community | New ObamaCare repeal plan McCain, Coons: Trump should withdraw controversial refugee nominee GOP senators drafting legislation to keep immigrant families together MORE (R-S.C.).

Lieberman opened the door to the prospect Tuesday night.

Now, Bloomberg reports that “New legislation to limit U.S. greenhouse gas emissions will be released without the support of the Republican lawmaker who helped write the measure, Senator Joseph Lieberman said today.”

Lieberman told reporters that “we can’t wait any longer,” their story states.  A Senate source tells The Hill that “although Senator Graham may not be present at the press conference, the understanding is that he still supports the bill.”

Graham last month suspended his backing for trying to advance the measure through the Senate.

Graham is furious that Democratic leaders plan to push immigration legislation this year, claiming it will spark a divisive political battle that will sink prospects for the climate and energy measure.