The G.O.P. will propose an energy bill that includes drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, long opposed by enviros. Also likely is revival of a proposal to increase logging in some areas to reduce the threat of wildfires; opponents call it a giveaway to the timber industry. Incoming Environment Committee chairman James Inhofe of Oklahoma is pro-industry. It's a dark time for the greens.
Republicans want to make permanent last year's $1.35 trillion tax cuts, which are scheduled to expire in 2010. In the Senate, some members will push to cut capital-gains taxes, eliminate the estate...