Mike Conaway

Congressman (R-TX)

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Republican Congressman from Texas' 11th Congressional District

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The price of oil crossed the $100-a-barrel threshold at the first of this year. Last week, it hit a record $147, then dropped below $130. But it's creeping up again today.

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