Senate Minority Leader, Trent Lott (R-MS), said that Republicans are planning to attach an energy bill to every piece of legislation, except appropriation bills, if the Senate schedule drags on past Thanksgiving.

According to Republicans, Democrats “have not produced a final draft of an energy bill nor have Republicans been able to get Majority Leader, Tom Daschle (D-SD), to agree to a date certain for taking up an energy bill on the Senate floor.”

Senators Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and John Kerry (D-MA) said they would filibuster any energy bill that reaches the Senate floor with a provision to allow exploration in the Arctic Natural Wildlife Refuge.

Publication date: 11/05/2001