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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after the announcement that President Biden will ban Russian oil imports to the United States.
“Every purchase of Russian energy product provides financial support for Putin’s barbaric war on Ukraine. Banning Russian oil and gas imports is obviously the right thing to do, and Biden must couple this glaringly clear decision with expanded U.S. oil and gas production. The President should have the courage to stand against the Democrats' green new deal and step away from his administration’s war on the American oil and gas industry. We must reestablish American energy independence, American energy dominance. Looking to Iran and Venezuela and Saudi Arabia to fill American energy needs is criminally wrong. American Patriots everywhere are saying to hell with Iran, Venezuela, and Saudi Arabia, do business with Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. The energy we consume within the United States should be 100% produced in America.”