Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement after the Biden administration announced it will ban Russian oil, while administration officials are in negotiations with Russia-aligned Venezuela.
“Today's announcement by President Biden is another blow to American energy independence. Joe Biden is just swapping out one bloodthirsty dictator’s oil for oil from multiple other dictators. This will only make America more reliant on its adversaries. We must unleash American energy dominance and no longer depend on our foreign adversaries for oil and gas. That is the only way America can reverse the historic gas prices hurting families across the country and ensure our energy and national security."