Watching Government - Road ahead

Perhaps the only thing in Congress more controversial than limited leasing of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is higher federal gasoline taxes. And Rep. Don Young (R-Alas.), chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, wants both this year. House approval came for ANWR leasing but the odds that proposal will become law aren't great. The White House likes leasing, but the Senate, which is still debating an energy bill, consistently rejects it.Gas taxLawmakers are more worried about a transportation spending measure that must be reauthorized this year. Young says the Bush administration's $247 billion plan falls short. His proposal adds another $75 bill...

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