Boehner Promises To Continue GOP Fight For Expanded Oil Drilling

Today, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said to expect a House of Representatives vote on expanded oil drilling in coming months. The bill would allow new offshore leases and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to partly fund infrastructure projects. Although Boehner called these projects “high-priority,” last fall, House Republicans blocked $60 billion to finance needed infrastructure requested in President Obama’s jobs act.

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