Lucas Statement on President Biden Banning Imports of Russian Energy
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after President Biden announced the ban on Russian energy imports:
“Today, President Biden took the extraordinary step banning Russian energy imports to the United States. Americans and people around the globe have witnessed Vladimir Putin’s reckless invasion of Ukraine, which has taken the lives of countless innocent Ukrainians and caused a refugee crisis in Europe not seen since the darkest days of World War II. I applaud Congress’ and the Biden Administration’s diligent actions, both crippling the Russian economy and ensuring Ukrainians have the humanitarian and military assistance needed to protect their sovereignty- though, we must continue those efforts. The world is a safer place when America is providing energy for the world, food for the world, critical minerals for the world, and inputs for the world. The Administration must not stifle American production with burdensome regulations or policies that penalize and curtail the supply of domestic energy.”
Recently, Congressman Lucas joined his Republican colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden urging the Biden Administration to unleash American energy.
Lucas also recently cosponsored the American Energy Independence from Russia Act, which would create a long-term strategy increasing America’s energy production and Congressman Tom Cole’s (OK-04) Prohibition on Imports of Russian Oil Act, which would immediately cease all U.S. imports of Russian oil and other petroleum-based energy products.