House members are expected tonight to vote on an energy tax bill unveiled by the Ways and Means Committee Monday that would create a new category of "energy security" tax-credit bonds and authorize $1.75 billion of them for state governments.

The energy security tax-credit bonds would help states finance the installation of natural gas fuel pumps at retail gas stations, and is estimated to cost $591 million over 10 years. Tax-credit bonds provide holders with an income tax credit in lieu of tax-exempt interest payments.

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