"House Moderates Oppose Allowing Arctic Oil Drilling In Tax Bill"

"WASHINGTON -- Republicans have little room for dissension as they debate a plan to overhaul the nation’s tax system, and the Senate wooed Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski by including a provision that allows oil exploration in a portion of Alaska’s North Slope.

That doesn’t sit well with some moderate House Republicans, including Miami Rep. Carlos Curbelo.

Last week, Curbelo and 11 other House Republicans signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the upper chamber to pass a tax bill without oil-drilling concessions in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge."

Alex Daugherty reports for McClatchy December 5, 2017.

Source: McClatchy, 12/07/2017