Rubio, Scott Sponsor Bill Aimed at Stopping the Export of Oil to China

Rubio, Scott Sponsor Bill Aimed at Stopping the Export of Oil to China

Gas prices have may have peaked at around 5 dollars nationwide.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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June 20, 2022

Gas prices have stayed stagnant at around 5 dollars over the past week as the nationwide average has dipped 3 cents since the U.S. saw its highest average ever at $5.016. Americans’ checkbooks and wallets have taken a hit as the cost of living has increased significantly due to the rising fuel and oil prices and inflation that has made everyday items such as groceries so much more expensive.

Because of the damage that these occurrences have caused Americans, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) have introduced the China Oil Export Prohibition Act. According to the Rubio press release, “The bill would prohibit the exportation of oil and petroleum products from the United States to the Peoples’ Republic of China, and ensure we do not unwittingly aid and support our primary adversary.”

“While gas prices soar across the country, the Biden Administration is allowing half a million barrels of American oil to go to China every day,” said the former Presidential candidate, Sen.Rubio. “This is unacceptable. We need to increase American oil production and give priority to domestic consumers, not send oil to a genocidal regime half a world away.”

“It’s absurd that we continue to export oil to Communist China while Americans pay more than $5 per gallon of gas here at home,” said Sen. Scott. “In the first three months of 2022 alone, the U.S. sent nearly 52 million barrels of oil and petroleum to Communist China. Meanwhile, families here dealing with skyrocketing prices are forced to choose between putting gas in their cars and food on the table for their kids. Americans must come before sales to Communist China. I urge my colleagues to support this good bill.”

Sen. Rick Scott would also add on in a tweet promoting the bill stating,

“While American families pay more than $5 per gallon of gas here at home, the U.S. continues to export oil to Communist China. That’s absurd. Americans must come before sales to Communist China. I urge my colleagues to support this good bill.”

In the United States currently, the average price of gas per gallon is $4.981. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the price of regular unleaded is $4.81 a gallon,

Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a sophomore at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE), and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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