Recent signs that the price of gasoline has peaked won’t stop Republicans from pummeling President Obama over the issue when they return to Washington next week.

A House Energy and Commerce Committee panel is expected to approve two bills Tuesday aimed at expanding domestic oil-and-gas leasing and ensuring that federal environmental regulations don’t raise prices at the pump.

The bills are part of an aggressive push by House Republicans to show that they are working to reign in high gasoline prices, which have become a political liability for both the White House and the GOP.

In a steady stream of speeches, television interviews and press events in recent months, Republicans have sought to blame Obama for high prices, arguing he is not doing enough to expand domestic oil drilling.