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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Republican colleagues introduced legislation to ban the U.S. purchase of Russian oil. The legislation is cosponsored by Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Rick Scott (R-FL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Hoeven (R-ND), and John Cornyn (R-TX).
 
“It was never a good idea to scale back on domestic energy production, and spiking gas prices amid Putin’s invasion of Ukraine should make that blatantly obvious,” Rubio said. “The United States has to revitalize domestic energy production immediately and stop importing oil from a country that is financing its war crimes with revenues from petroleum products.”
 
“First and foremost, President Biden needs to restart America’s energy production and quit financing Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine by continuing to purchase crude oil from Russia. Under the previous Administration, our nation was energy independent but President Biden reversed course and turned hostile nations like Russia into America’s gas station,” Marshall said. “Make no mistake, if President Biden fails to act, we will continue to work in Congress to hold Vladimir Putin accountable.”
 
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