Democratic Senators Ask Biden to Ban Oil Exports, Draw From National ReservesEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

A coalition of 11 Democratic senators asked President Joe Biden in a Monday letter to take extreme steps to combat soaring gas prices, including banning the export of U.S.-sourced crude oil and drawing on resources stored in the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Since Biden’s inauguration, data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that average gas prices have increased every month, shooting up from $2.42 per gallon in January to $3.384 per gallon in October. These increased prices have been a rallying cry for Republicans against the administration in the past, with one coalition of Republicans calling on Biden to reverse his “anti-American energy policies.” On Monday, 11 Democratic senators—including Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Margaret Hassan (D-N.H.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)—also called on the president …Read More

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