Sen. Hassan sponsors bill to stop sale of oil reserves to China
CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) - New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is joining a crew of Republicans over oil and China.
Hassan signed onto a bill headed up by Ted Cruz and several other Republicans to ban the sale of American crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, or SPR, to any company under the control of the Chinese Communist Party.
It would also ban the export of any crude oil from the SPR to China.
In a statement, Hassan said: “Our oil reserves should be used to help keep energy costs down for Americans, and kept out of the hands of our adversaries. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join us in standing up to the Chinese Communist Party by supporting this important bill.”
The House just passed a similar bill.
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