Major job cuts announced this week add urgency to the bill as it nears a House vote.
Supporters see the plan's $24 billion on renewables as a first step toward a new energy economy.
Israeli and Palestinian officials met in Cairo Sunday in a bid to bolster the current cease-fire.
In East Room ceremony, President Obama breaks with his predecessor and signals a move to tougher standards for auto emissions and fuel economy.
Will Obama be able to get most US forces out in 16 months?
Readers write about the lessons that can be learned from Kosovo, the systemic debt problem in US higher education, and another way President Obama may unite rivals.