House Republicans Signal Cooperation on Energy Bill

By Jack Fitzpatrick, Morning Consult.

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and House Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) released a joint statement Monday indicating a willingness to work with senators on reconciling the two chambers’ energy bills.

The Senate passed a bipartisan energy bill in April 85-13. The House then amended the bill to include its own more partisan GOP language, adding several provisions that had attracted veto threats from the White House. Efforts to go to conference have stalled in recent weeks, but Upton and Bishop said Monday that they don’t intend to pass something that President Obama will veto.