"However, the GOP energy package may face tough sledding because it also includes a controversial proposal to open part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil exploration, which most Democrats and some moderate Republicans oppose."
That's what it's about. Republicans always try to sneak things no one wants in with grandeous promises of something good.
With a record deficit already, do we REALLY need to be giving everyone $100? If they would just make the rich actually PAY TAXES then they could give the families that need it free gas.