Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Representative Tracey Mann (KS-01) introduced the Use Stocks, Stop Russia (USSR) Act of 2022. The bill directs the President to prohibit Russian petroleum products from being imported into the United States, resumes construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and encourages the use of domestically produced energy, including renewable energy, to meet the current demand for energy in the United States.
“It’s high time America utilizes the energy supply in our own backyard,” said Rep. Mann. “President Biden’s policies have put us in a position where we can’t afford to hit Russia where it hurts – their oil and gas exports to the U.S. – because he’s made us so dependent on other nations’ energy supplies.
It’s time for President Biden to put America’s best interests first.”
Rep. Mann believes it is important for the U.S. to be energy-independent and end its reliance on Russian oil.
Last night, Rep. Mann also voted for the Suspending Energy Import from Russia Act, which would ban importing Russian products into the United States and require the President to impose sanctions on those that have directly or indirectly engaged in serious human rights violations.
Click here to read the full text of Rep. Mann’s bill.