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 FranksOvernight Health Care: House passes 20-week abortion ban | GOP gives ground over ObamaCare fix | Price exit sets off speculation over replacement House passes 20-week abortion ban Trump administration backs 20-week abortion ban 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 lawmaker: No town halls because of threats against lawmakers Surprise war vote points to shift in GOP Foreign Affairs say war authorization amendment was 'out of order' MORE (Texas), Bob Inglis (S.C.), Michael McCaul (Texas), Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranTIMELINE: The GOP's failed effort to repeal ObamaCare The Hill's Whip List: Republicans try again on ObamaCare repeal IT modernization measure included in Senate-approved defense policy 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.