The GOP blocked three energy bills last week to force Democrats to lift a drilling ban.
The key stumblingblock: whether to lift a ban on offshore drilling.
Rumblings about a possible second boost prompt economists to look at alternatives to the 'tax rebate.'
With Bush urging new oil exploration in coastal waters, top lawmakers respond with calls to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Poll: Only 12 percent of Americans have much confidence in the legislative branch, a record low.