White House opposes GOP bill to lift oil exports | TheHill

The White House criticized Republicans’ efforts to lift the ban on oil exports Tuesday and said the Obama administration will not support them.Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the fact Republicans are focusing on oil exports shows that they are beholden to oil and natural gas interests.“We’ve got on a position on this, which is that this is a policy decision that is made over at the Commerce Department,” Earnest said at the daily press briefing, referring to Commerce’s role in approving oil exports to specific countries in limited cases.“And for that reason, we wouldn’t support legislation like one that’s been put forward by Republicans,” he said.

Source: White House opposes GOP bill to lift oil exports | TheHill

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