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Wittman Introduces Legislation to Halt Oil Sales to China
Washington, July 27, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rob Wittman introduced the No Oil for CCP Act to prohibit the Biden Administration from selling U.S. oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to China and Chinese Communist Party controlled entities. This legislation follows Representative Wittman’s earlier letter to the Secretary of Energy decrying the SPR sales to Chinese companies. Following the introduction of this legislation, Congressman Wittman stated:
“Following reports that the Department of Energy sold nearly 1 million barrels of Strategic Petroleum Oil to a Chinese owned petrochemical company, I sounded the alarm on the implications this would have on our economy and national security. By prohibiting the sale of petroleum products to China, Chinese controlled companies, Iran, or North Korea, the No Oil for CCP Act would provide much needed oversight and increased security. Any transfer of the United States’ SPR’s oil to China – or other foreign adversaries – must stop. I look forward to advocating for this legislation and holding this Administration accountable.”To read this legislation, click here.