US lawmakers to focus on omnibus energy bill after recess ends

US lawmakers have pledged that energy legislation will be high on the agenda when Congress returns from a month-long recess Jan. 24. But since energy prices have returned to comfortable levels for consumers, if not oil and gas producers, there is concern whether legislators will have the political will to pass the energy bill, which is sure to create controversy. Industry lobbyists and congressional sources also say election-year politics will make it harder for lawmakers to tackle divisive topics such as large energy tax breaks, expanded access to public lands, and tougher fuel efficiency standards.Meanwhile, the White House may be in a less generous mood to accept energy tax credits, gi...

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