Is there a deal or not? It depends on who’s asked, but an outline is emerging from Thursday’s meeting at the White House.
Key members call for bipartisan effort after meeting with administration officials.
Congress is set to consider several energy bills this week, but hopes dim for passage of any of them.
McCain might skip the four-day gathering completely, says convention chair Boehner.
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.
After a failed effort to boost taxes on oil companies, lawmakers turn attention to role of speculators in driving up oil prices.
The month of May had the sharpest increase in the US unemployment rate in 22 years.