WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today released the following statement on President Biden urging the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to boost oil production to combat skyrocketing gas prices:
“The Biden administration needs to admit that killing American energy jobs is backfiring. Begging our adversaries like Iran to bail them out from high gas prices instead of putting Americans back to work is totally unacceptable,” said Dr. Cassidy.
Cassidy has criticized President Biden’s decisions to prioritize foreign energy production over U.S. jobs in the past, including the administration allowing Russia’s Nord Steam II pipeline to continue while simultaneously killing the Keystone XL pipeline, and the president’s previous pleas with OPEC to increase oil production.