Cole Statement on House Passage of Bill Protecting SPR

Government and Politics

January 13, 2023

Cole Statement on House Passage of Bill Protecting SPR

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04)  released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 22, Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act. Cole supported the legislation.

“For two years, the Biden Administration has assaulted American energy independence and undermined our national security by draining our emergency energy reserves to the lowest level in almost four decades,” said Cole. “The sole purpose of the SPR is to protect our country during national emergencies, and it is time we block the selling of any amount to Communist China. The Biden Administration can ease our nation’s energy crisis by unleashing American energy production instead of tapping into the SPR. I was proud to support this legislation that puts principle above Democrats’ disastrous green energy agenda and counters the CCP’s economic dominance.”