8:14 PM EDT

Bob Ney, R-OH 18th

Mr. NEY. Mr. Chairman, I thank the distinguished chairman for entering into this colloquy. I appreciate all of his hard work on this bill and for taking the time to speak with me on a matter that affects really millions of people in Appalachia.

I look forward to seeing this bill advance as the process moves along and offer any assistance that I can.

Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent to withdraw my amendment.

8:14 PM EDT

Jack Kingston, R-GA 1st

Mr. KINGSTON. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Mr. Chairman, I do not know if there is anybody opposed to this or not. I hope this is a constructive amendment. All it simply asks is that the Office of Inspector General give us a study of the economic basis of the recent gasoline price increases, and this is just because we are not exactly sure what all caused the increases from the $1.20 range as high as the $2.80 per-gallon range. And that is all we are trying to do, not fingerpoint.

8:14 PM EDT

Jack Kingston, R-GA 1st

Mr. KINGSTON. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Mr. Chairman, I do not know if there is anybody opposed to this or not. I hope this is a constructive amendment. All it simply asks is that the Office of Inspector General give us a study of the economic basis of the recent gasoline price increases, and this is just because we are not exactly sure what all caused the increases from the $1.20 range as high as the $2.80 per-gallon range. And that is all we are trying to do, not fingerpoint.