Senate Democrats fail to muster support for a sweeping energy bill that would raise federal fuel-economy standards 40%, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle likely will continue to tweak the legislation until they find common ground. The House voted in favor of energy bill 235-181, but as expected it met stiff opposition from Senate Republicans and fell by a vote of 53-42, or seven “yes” votes short of the 60 required for the bill to move onto President Bush’s desk. Sen. Carl Levin ...

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