Mexico lawmakers poised to debate energy reform: top senator

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By Miguel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican lawmakers are poised to send a landmark energy bill to Senate committees to start debate on a cornerstone of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s economic reform drive, a top ruling party lawmaker said on Wednesday. The bill, which would open Mexico’s state-dominated energy sector to private investment in a bid to boost lagging output and growth in Latin America’s No.2 economy, will still need approval of the Senate and lower house of Congress. David Penchyna, leader of the Senate’s energy committee and a member of Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), said he was confident the bill would pass.