House Backs Repeal of Crude Oil Export Ban
A handful of Texas Democrats backed Barton's push: U.S. Reps. Ruben Hinojosa of Edinburg, Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston, Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, Marc Veasey of Fort Worth and Filemon Vela of Brownsville.
"I wish that he wouldn't veto the bill, but we'll have to wait to see what happens," Veasey said of Obama's threat. "Energy security is very important."
Two noteworthy Democrats, however, did not support the repeal.