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Lawmakers Press Bush to Tap Petroleum Reserve

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Lawmakers Press Bush to Tap Petroleum Reserve

Economy

Lawmakers Press Bush to Tap Petroleum Reserve

Lawmakers Press Bush to Tap Petroleum Reserve

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When gas prices go up, Congress tries to do what it can to make them go back down. The Senate votes Tuesday on two measures. Proposals from Democrats and Republicans would stop the federal government's practice of adding 70,000 barrels of oil a day to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The Republicans' plan would also expand domestic oil production.