Jennifer A. Dlouhy covers energy policy, politics and other issues for The Houston Chronicle and other Hearst Newspapers from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on legal affairs for Congressional Quarterly. She also has worked at The Beaumont Enterprise, The San Antonio Express-News and other newspapers. Jennifer enjoys cooking, gardening and hiking. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and toddler son.

Article 2014
End of the road for oil exports on highway bill

Oil producers and their allies in Congress had hoped to use the highway bill as a vehicle for unrelated provisions lifting the 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude exports. ...

Conservative coalition wants to see oil exports tied to highway bill

The strategy could give a big boost to crude exports -- a top priority for oil producers and Republican allies on Capitol Hill -- by tethering the issue to a federal highway bill and a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank that is popular with Democrats. ...