Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) introduced the Liquefied Natural Gas for NATO Act December 12; the measure would allow domestic liquefied natural gas exports to be sold to members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that do not have free-trade agreements with the United States.

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced legislation (H.R. 6662) December 13 to direct the Treasury Department to establish a pilot program to study alternatives to the gas tax, including a vehicle miles traveled fee. The bill would authorize $154 million to conduct the research.