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 FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksRepublicans hold on to Arizona House seat The Hill's Morning Report: Koch Network re-evaluating midterm strategy amid frustrations with GOP Republican candidate favored in Arizona special House election MORE (Ariz.), Phil GingreyJohn (Phil) Phillip Gingrey2017's top health care stories, from ObamaCare to opioids Beating the drum on healthcare Former GOP chairman joins K Street MORE (Ga.), Kay GrangerNorvell (Kay) Kay GrangerTrump gives jolt to push for military ‘space force’ Overnight Defense: Pompeo brings hawkish Iran stance to State | Air Force ducks on 'space force' | Senate eyes vote on US role in Yemen war | Perry doesn't want to be VA chief Air Force leaders sidestep question on Trump's 'space force' MORE (Texas), Bob Inglis (S.C.), Michael McCaul (Texas), Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranTrump's VA nominee allegedly banged on female employee's hotel door while drunk: report Trump's nominee for the VA is on the ropes Overnight Health Care: Teen pregnancy program to focus on abstinence | Insurers warn against short-term health plan proposal | Trump VA pick faces tough sell 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.