White House does not back House bill to repeal oil export ban

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 2:07 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that it does not support a move by the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal a 40-year-old ban on exports of crude oil.

"This is a policy decision that is made over at the Commerce Department, and for that reason, we wouldn't support legislation like the one that's been put forward by Republicans," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a briefing.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Susan Heavey; Editing by Eric Walsh)