The Nation: NOW IT IS UP TO CONGRESS

How will the Administration's energy plan be carved up on the Hill, and who are the key figures who will sit in judgment on it?

THE HOUSE: Carter's staunchest congressional ally is the most powerful: Speaker Thomas ("Tip") O'Neill. From the start, O'Neill has feared that conflicting regional interests in Congress could ruin the overall plan by bargaining on individual points. Warned O'Neill: "The only way we can write a national bill is if they don't team up. If they logroll you, you're in trouble."

The threat of logrolling is increased by the fact that pieces of Carter's program will go to eight...

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