WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) on a letter to President Joe Biden outlining concerns about his decisions that have weakened American energy independence and emboldened our adversaries.
“In your first 100 days in office, you have cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline, our country has experienced one of the worst gasoline shortages since the 1970s, and you waived the application of congressionally mandated sanctions paving the way for Russia to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline,” wrote the senators. “Left uncorrected, any one of these actions in isolation harms American families, hampers our economic recovery, and degrades our national security. Taken together, they represent a fundamental threat to America’s long-term economic and national security.”
Senator Cramer has been outspoken against President Biden’s energy agenda. He recently introduced the Protecting Our Well-being by Expanding Russian Sanctions (POWERS) Act, legislation to expand sanctions against Russia and reinstate sanctions the Biden Administration is waiving on Russian people and entities involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Senators Cramer and Tillis are joined on the letter by Senators John Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rick Scott (R-FL), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
Click here to read the letter.