Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., may withdraw the Shaheen-Portman energy legislation from the Senate floor as lawmakers try to force votes on unrelated amendments to the bill. Among the amendments are health care-related bills proposed by Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Meanwhile, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, urged Reid not to give up on the energy bill, arguing that the measure is "too important" to pass up.

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