Senator Cornyn and Republicans’ new bill ban US purchase of Russian oil | KAMR

WASHINGTON (KAMR/KCIT) — As the Russian-Ukrainian war escalates, many companies and businesses are responding by refusing to buy or sell Russian products.

According to a press release from the office of U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), a group of Republicans have come together to introduce new legislation banning the United States from buying Russian oil in direct response to the invasion of Ukraine.

“There is absolutely no reason for a country as resource-rich as the United States to be dependent on Russia for oil, the sales of which fund their military campaign against Ukrainian sovereignty,” Senator Cornyn said. “We should not financially support Russia’s mission to rebuild the Soviet Union, especially when domestic oil production in states like Texas can help provide energy without enriching Putin’s authoritarian state.

The legislation, according to Cornyn’s office, is led by Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) and co-sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Rick Scott (R-FL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and John Hoeven (R-ND). The full invoice is available here.

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