"The delegation also will focus closely on energy issues — studying the economic impact of pro-energy domestic policies being implemented by nations such as Brazil, and visiting with American energy producers forced to create jobs overseas by excessive Washington laws that keep most U.S. energy resources on federal lands under lock and key. We look forward to a productive visit," Boehner added.
In the statement, Boehner's office said that the House would vote "in the coming weeks and months" on legislation that would fund new infrastructure projects with revenue from expanded domestic oil drilling.
The delegation will include Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.).
— Andrew Restuccia contributed.