While gasoline prices have fallen of late, House Republicans will still focus on energy during their recess next week.
Republicans, in a push coordinated by GOP leadership, will hold several events sure to include criticism of White House energy policies that they allege place too many restrictions on domestic development.
For instance, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) will join Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and other members on a tour of a Shell deepwater drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico Friday.
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will have a press conference and tour a rig Thursday in North Dakota, where oil production is booming.
Other energy-related events and press conferences to be held under the umbrella of the House Energy Action Team next week are planned in Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio and California.