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Sen. Graham walks away from climate and energy bill

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It has been so encouraging to see Graham (R), Kerry (D), and Lieberman (I), work on this bill together, not just because a comprehensive energy bill is so important to our country, but also because, at a time when our country is so terribly divided, their tri-partisan efforts have been a welcome bright spot in an otherwise dim Congress.

Hopefully they can resolve their differences and get back to work quickly.

UPDATED: 6:30 p.m.

By Juliet Eilperin

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) abandoned his effort to push a climate and energy bill Saturday, saying he would continue only if Democratic leaders promise to relinquish plans to bring up immigration legislation first.

Graham’s departure likely dooms any chance of passing a climate bill this year. He is the sole Republican working with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) on a compromise proposal that they had planned to unveil Monday.

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