Today, President Joe Biden announced a ban against imported Russian oil, gas and energy.
During the briefing, he notes this is possible as the United States produces more oil domestically than all European countries combined. While European Allies cannot join in the ban, Biden announced that a long term strategy is being created to help reduce dependency on Russian energy. Ultimately Biden stressed the goal and need to become energy independent.
“To protect our economy over the long-term we need to become energy independent. It should motivate us to accelerate a transition to clean energy.”
Additionally, Biden has asked Congress to pass a $12 Billion Ukraine Assistance Package to provide Ukrainians with security, economic and humanitarian assistance.