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Lawmakers urge Bush to meet with oil execs

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and 12 other House Republicans sent a letter to President Bush yesterday urging him to hold an “emergency high-level” meeting between administration officials and oil executives to determine ways to reduce gasoline prices.

“We … urge you to convene an emergency high-level summit with American oil companies to discuss actions that can be taken today, and to remind them of their responsibility to invest recent record profits in expanding supplies, building new and expanded pipelines and refining capacity...”

It was signed by Reps. Gresham Barrett (S.C.), Dan Burton (Ind.), Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Trent FranksTrent FranksGOP braces for Trump’s T infrastructure push Trump backers lack Ryan alternative Speaker Ryan tries new Trump strategy: Ignore him MORE (Ariz.), Phil GingreyPhil GingreyBeating the drum on healthcare Former GOP chairman joins K Street Former Rep. Gingrey lands on K Street MORE (Ga.), Kay GrangerKay GrangerTexas GOP's only female lawmaker calls on Trump to step down WHIP LIST: Republicans breaking with Trump GOP women break with Trump MORE (Texas), Bob Inglis (S.C.), Michael McCaul (Texas), Jerry MoranJerry MoranSenate GOP to Obama: Stop issuing new rules Overnight Tech: Bill protecting online reviews heads to Obama | New addition to FCC transition team | Record Cyber Monday Overnight Finance: Trump expected to pick Steven Mnuchin for Treasury | Budget chair up for grabs | Trump team gets deal on Carrier jobs MORE (Kan.), Steve Pearce (N.M.), George Radanovich (Calif.) and Lamar Smith (Texas), as well as Kingston.

The White House did not have an immediate comment.