The Washington Examiner reported:
The House overwhelmingly approved legislation Friday lifting the nation’s 40-year-old ban on oil exports.
The vote was 261-159.
“This is a bipartisan bill,” Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, the original sponsor of the bill, said before the vote. “We have a large number of Democrats … and large number of Republicans” supporting the bill. “It helps every sector of the economy.”