Miller supports prioritizing U.S. oil exports

U.S. Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV) is one of a dozen Republicans who introduced legislation that would revise the authority of the President of the United States to impose export licensing requirements or other restrictions on the export of crude oil from the United States. 

“The United States needs to prioritize exporting our oil, not banning it,” Rep. Miller said. “I am honored to cosponsor this bill which stops President Biden from damaging our energy trade relationships with our allies and prevents the administration from terminating our American energy independence and dominance.”

The congresswoman on March 9 signed on as an original cosponsor of the Continuing Robust and Uninhibited Drilling and Exporting (CRUDE) Act, H.R. 1481, which is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX). Among the other 12 original cosponsors of H.R. 1481 are U.S. Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Stephanie Bice (R-OK).

“Any signal from the Biden administration to ban exports of crude oil is completely misguided and will result in continued higher energy costs for American consumers, hurt our domestic producers, and weaken our energy independence,” said Rep. Arrington.

H.R. 1481 has been referred for consideration to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee.