File photo of U.S. President Obama walking past a pumpjack in Maljamar

 
File photo of U.S. President Obama walking past a pumpjack in Maljamar
U.S. President Barack Obama walks past a pumpjack on his way to deliver remarks on energy independence at Maljamar Cooperative Association Unit in New Mexico, in this March 21, 2012, file photo. Republicans in the Senate on March 29, 2012, blocked legislation to strip billions of dollars in tax breaks for the biggest U.S. oil companies, calling the bill a political stunt that would not help tamp down surging gasoline prices. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)