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GOP Seeks to Lure Murkowski Vote by Tying Taxes to Oil Drilling

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Trump's Challenge to Peddle Tax Plan Pass-Throughs

Republicans never got Senator Lisa Murkowski’s vote on repealing Obamacare. On taxes, they’re going after it right away.

The Senate’s fiscal 2018 budget plan would fast-track a vote on allowing oil drilling in part of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. That’s long been a coveted goal for Murkowski, the Senate Energy committee chairwoman with close ties to the oil industry in her state and others.