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Republicans oppose broad U.S. energy bill: McConnell

Sun, 07/18/2010 - 7:25am
Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans "are happy" to consider legislation tied to the BP Plc oil spill but will not support a U.S. energy bill that includes climate regulations, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday.

Congress is considering several dozen bills to prevent another disaster like the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico but broad legislation that would regulate greenhouse gas emissions has stalled in the Senate.

"We are happy to look at oil spill legislation ... There are some things we can do (on an energy bill)," McConnell told CNN's "State of the Union" program when asked if his party could support some of President Barack Obama's agenda.

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