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 FranksRyan treads carefully with Trump When Newt and Pence were on opposite sides House GOP defense policy bill conferees named 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 GrangerGOP divided over 0M for climate fund GOP votes down funding for global climate fund Overnight Healthcare: Momentum on mental health? | Zika bills head to conference | Only 10 ObamaCare co-ops left MORE (Texas), Bob Inglis (S.C.), Michael McCaul (Texas), Jerry MoranJerry MoranMeet the rising GOP star who already enrages the left GOP warming up to Cuba travel Senate clears FAA authorization bill 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.