October 9, 2002
Today, there were scattered meetings throughout the Capitol as Members and staff made a good-faith effort to see what is possible to resolve on the issues that still divide the energy conference. Said Jeff Bingaman, "We'd still like to get a comprehensive energy bill. We're still in a position of trying. Members aren't ready to quit yet." The conference has some moving parts and loose ends that have to be addressed. We're continuing to look for ways to accommodate people and still end up with an acceptable bill that Congress can pass before it adjourns/ suspends for the November elections. (Sorry, I don't know what day that will be.) Time is short ... but no one has quit trying.