ON TAP FRIDAY: The House is slated to pass a GOP-led bill that would greatly expand the number of federal waters open to oil-and-gas drilling.

The House passed similar legislation to open the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, among other steps, in the last Congress, and the plan doesn’t have Senate traction.

But Republicans are using offshore drilling bills this week to try and create a political contrast with President Obama, who rolled out his second-term climate plan Tuesday.

“Energy costs are too high for working families struggling in this stagnant economy, yet this week, President Obama announced he will unilaterally introduce new rules and regulations to impose even higher costs on us all,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said, adding that, “House Republicans reject that path.”