Key members call for bipartisan effort after meeting with administration officials.
Lawmakers focus on bailouts and look to overhaul financial regulations.
Congress is set to consider several energy bills this week, but hopes dim for passage of any of them.
It tops Congress’s agenda, now colored by lawmakers’ preelection calculus.
In a shift on Saturday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House will take up comprehensive energy legislation next month that includes partially lifting the 1981 ban on offshore drilling.
The GOP blocked three energy bills last week to force Democrats to lift a drilling ban.
The key stumblingblock: whether to lift a ban on offshore drilling.
After issuing landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has yet to clarify the appeals process for more than 275 Guantanamo detainees.