|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
APRIL 19, 2004
|CONTACT: Committee on Government Reform
Anna Laitin 202-225-5051
President Asked to Explain Reported Saudi Oil Agreement
WASHINGTON - April 19 - Reps. Waxman and Markey wrote today to President Bush asking him to explain Bob Woodward's assertion that the Administration reached an agreement with the Saudis that would lower oil prices in advance of the 2004 presidential election. The members urge the President to immediately address this claim, arguing that, "our nation's economy is too important to suffer from high gasoline prices to suit the political timing of any Presidential reelection campaign."
The letter is available at www.house.gov/reform/min.