Kustoff Cosponsors the American Energy Independence From Russia Act

Press Release

Date: March 9, 2022
Location: Washington, DC

Representative David Kustoff (TN-08) cosponsored the American Energy Independence from Russia Act, H.R. 6858. This bill would require the administration to develop an energy security plan and expand American oil and natural gas production to offset Russian imports. This bill authorizes the construction and operation of the Keystone Pipeline, unleashes U.S. LNG exports to boost natural gas production, restarts oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters, and protects energy and mineral development.

"The United States must once again become a leader in energy production, restore our energy independence, and use our already available resources to offset all Russian imports. Our country should never rely on foreign adversaries for oil and gas, especially Russia. West Tennesseans and people across the country should not be suffering from the high cost of fuel when we have the capability to produce energy at home. This critical, commonsense bill will promote American energy jobs, production, and exports, it will help cripple Russia and Putin's economy, and it will lower energy costs for American consumers," said Rep. Kustoff.