Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

March 8, 2022

Sen. Looney & Sen. Duff Release Statement on President Biden’s Ban on Russian Oil

HARTFORD – Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s announcement of a ban on Russian oil and other energy imports in response to the invasion of Ukraine:

“We applaud President Biden for taking the step to ban the importation of Russian oil to the United States. President Biden has done a superb job rallying the world to help Ukraine and economically punish Putin and his circle of Russian oligarchs. This additional step against Russian oil continues our clear message that this war needs to end and we will not sit idly by.”