Majority whip in the Senate Dick DurbinDick Durbin grants DHS temporary immigration status to all Ukrainians in US Collins to meet with Supreme Court nominee Biden on Tuesday Supreme Court launches charm offensive through the corridors More D-Illinois announced Saturday that he will support a bill banning Russian oil imports.
The senator said he would co-sponsor the Russian Energy Import Ban Act after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in a virtual meeting with Congress on Saturday, demanded the United States stop buying Russian oil.
The bipartisan bill was introduced by the senator. Joe MansionJoe ManchinOn The Money – Job growth boom in February Overnight healthcare – Submitted by Alexion – Manchin ad show irks Democrats Russian oil company calls for peace in Ukraine unlike Putin more (DW.Va.), chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and senator. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann Murkowski Russian Oil Company Calls for Peace in Ukraine Contrary to Photos of the Week of Putin: State of the Union, Vigil in Ukraine and Batman over Money – Pressure to Prevent Russian Imports from Getting to the Wall More (R-Alaska), a prominent member of that committee.
“The United States cannot continue to buy millions of barrels of oil while Putin is waging an unprovoked and unjustified war on Ukraine,” Durbin said.
“The Law banning energy imports from Russia It will declare a national emergency in connection with Russian aggression and immediately ban the import of Russian energy products. The bipartisan bill demonstrates the US Senate’s commitment to standing behind the brave Ukrainian people.”
Besides his demand that the United States stop importing Russian oil, Zelensky on Saturday asked Congress for more planes and create a no-fly zone over Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.
Lawmakers from both parties praised Zelensky after the virtual meeting, which took place more than a week after Russia launched its attack on Ukraine.
Since the attack, the United States has imposed harsh sanctions on Russia and provided aid to Ukraine. The United States ruled out a no-fly zone in Ukraine and deployed troops in the country.
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