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 rebuffs doctors on gun research House GOP considers options post-Orlando Indian leader touts US relations in Congress speech 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 GrangerOvernight Healthcare: Momentum on mental health? | Zika bills head to conference | Only 10 ObamaCare co-ops left A case for the Yarmuth-Price resolution Congress reaches milestone on countering anti-Semitism MORE (Texas), Bob Inglis (S.C.), Michael McCaul (Texas), Jerry MoranJerry MoranSenate panel approves lifting Cuba travel ban Boost in Afghan visas blocked in Senate Senate contradicts itself on Gitmo 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.