‘Stop supporting Vladimir Putin’s war,’ a Republican senator said in introducing a bill to prohibit Russian oil imports.

Sen. Roger Marshall presented the bill, which would also prohibit the import of Russian petroleum products, with the support of at least eight other Republicans, including ranking Energy Committee member Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming.

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Mr. Marshall told Fox News Digital regarding his bill, “First and foremost, President Biden needs to restart America’s energy production and stop subsidizing Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine by continuing to purchase crude oil from Russia.”

The bill was submitted on Tuesday afternoon, just hours before President Biden was supposed to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress, despite his refusal to sanction Russia’s energy sector.

At least one NATO country has imposed a restriction on Russian oil imports, with Canada announcing the prohibition on Monday. However, neither last year nor the year before, Canada imported no oil from Russia.

The United States imports about 3% of its oil from Russia, thus a ban would have a minor impact on American customers. Europe, on the other hand, is not in such a position, as the Kremlin supplies 40% of its oil imports.

Because of the perceived necessity for NATO unity, the US has been hesitant to take direct action against Russia’s oil and gas industry.

Mr. Marshall, on the other hand, stated that Senate Republicans want to work with Democrats in Congress and the White House to enact the law.

Mr. Marshall stated, “Make no mistake, if President Biden finds the courage to accomplish this, we will unquestionably work with him every step of the way.”

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, has dodged questions about sanctioning Russia’s oil and gas industry, which is the Kremlin’s main export, but has maintained it is not “off the table.”