Washington senators address economic turn after gas and oil ban

News | March 9, 2022

As gas costs continue to rise, the conversation surrounding the country’s economic future buzz among political figureheads.

Sen. Patty Murray condemned large oil and gas companies who attempt to profiteer from “a crisis or the sacrifice of the American people” at a press conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

This corresponds with President Joe Biden’s remarks after signing an executive order banning the import of Russian oil and gas to the U.S. – an effort to curtail Vladimir Putin from continuing Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

“I do not want to see big oil executives raking in cash while families in Washington state, or anywhere else across the country, pay more at the pump to support our allies,” she said.