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Miller-Meeks Joins Letter to Biden & Granholm Opposing Plan to Tapping Strategic Petroleum Reserve

November 19, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, November 19th, 2021, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) joined over 30 of her colleagues, led by Rep. Stephanie Bice (OK-05), in a letter to President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm opposing their plan to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to slow rising fuel costs and address the current energy crisis.

"For months, Americans have been paying higher prices at the gas pump and the Biden Administration has done little to help them. Instead of supporting an all-around energy plan, the Administration has increased our dependence on foreign energy. Tapping into the emergency reserves like the SPR is not going to help in the long run," said Miller-Meeks. "We should not be increasing our reliance on foreign energy sources such as Russia, Iran, and Venezuela. These policies have hurt American jobs, workers, and our economy when we should be working around the clock to support them.

To read the full text of the letter, click HERE.