But they fall short of the 60 Senate seats needed to overcome filibusters and end gridlock.
A long-time red state is now a tossup due to fast-growing exurbs.
As the Democratic keynote speaker, he has the down-home image his party needs to broaden its support.
Ian Frazier turns his dry and sometimes dark wit on everything from parenthood to global warming.
High-profile votes on the energy issue are likely to continue until the fall election, say lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Even though legislation fell to defeat, Friday’s debate marked the first time a majority backed a cap on carbon emissions.
In the Senate, opponents focus on pump prices and tax consequences.
Congress to begin work on a bill the next president would be willing to sign.
The move, which passed the Senate and House Tuesday with a bipartisan majority, may reflect changing GOP ideas on energy.