(Reledes, adds Democrat requests, White House comment) By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats turned up the heat on the White House on Friday to act in the face of record-high U.S gasoline pump prices. The same day, the Senate Energy Committee set a September 8 hearing on what's behind the prices, which hit a record $2.55 a gallon this week. That's about 68 cents higher than just a year ago and the biggest weekly increase on record, which has ...
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