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GOP Lawmakers Agree on Sweeping Energy Bill

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GOP Lawmakers Agree on Sweeping Energy Bill

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GOP Lawmakers Agree on Sweeping Energy Bill

GOP Lawmakers Agree on Sweeping Energy Bill

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Republican lawmakers agree on an energy bill that frames U.S. energy rules for the next decade. The draft bill reportedly includes some $20 billion in tax incentives for the production of oil, natural gas and other energy supplies. But it does not include a proposal from President Bush to allow oil drilling in an Arctic wildlife refuge in Alaska. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.