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White House confident Senate will pass energy bill

White House confident Senate will pass energy bill

The White House says it is confident that the Senate will pass comprehensive energy legislation.
President Barack Obama's top energy adviser, Carol Browner, made the comment in an interview with a small group of reporters.
She repeatedly refused to say when the White House expected the Senate to act. She also refused to speculate whether Obama would have legislation sent to his desk by year's end.
The House of Representatives narrowly approved on Friday the first U.S. energy legislation designed to curb global warming. Its fate is less certain in the Senate, where Democrats lack the 60 votes needed to block a certain filibuster.