Lawmakers in the House and Senate this week are busy hammering out the final details of separate versions of a modified energy bill that may contain several tax-exempt bond provisions, with the intention of introducing the bills next week for votes.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday that lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on an oil speculation bill that will likely include an amendment containing several renewable-energy tax incentives that is to be sponsored by Sens. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Max Baucus, D-Mont.

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