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What started out as a Gang of 10 senators sponsoring a bipartisan energy compromise grew to a Gang of 16 and is now a Gang of 20.

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The group announced on Thursday that they’ve added Republicans Elizabeth Dole (N.C.) and Susan Collins (Maine) and Democrats Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Evan Bayh (Ind.) as cosponsors to the bill, which includes expanded offshore drilling along with investments in alternative energies. The Senate is expected to begin considering this and several other energy bills this week.

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