Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – “The passage of today’s bipartisan energy bill represents an important step forward in putting America on the path towards energy independence. While Democrats believe much more needs to be done to enhance our energy security, I’m pleased we were able to improve the bill with key amendments on renewable electricity, biofuels and global warming.. We are determined to make America more energy independent to keep America secure, strengthen our economy and protect the environment.
“The passage of the energy bill also represents an important Democratic victory in reforming Washington. This bipartisan bill was improved through the hard work of Democrats and we will continue to work to ensure that the progress we have made on behalf of the American people is brought to completion.”