House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will take aim at President Obama’s energy policies Tuesday during remarks at a Texas oil rig, the latest skirmish in the election-year war over high gasoline prices.
Boehner will call on Obama to throw his support behind GOP-backed legislation to expand domestic oil-and-gas production, among other things. House Republicans assert that the bills will help rein in high gasoline prices, which are averaging $3.92 per gallon nationally.
The Speaker will tour an oil rig near Midland, Texas, with Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), according to Boehner’s office. The rig is located on a private ranch in the Permian Basin, a major oil field.