The Republicans introduced the “American Independence from Russian Energy Act” . Very simple. Buy and explore American energy sources and ban the Russian and their allies energy sources.
All Republicans except for Matt Gaetz. voted for the bill. Gaetz felt the bill would open up drilling along the Florida coast. Republicans on the floor voiced near-unanimous support for the measure, with Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) describing U.S. reliance on Russian oil and petroleum products as “unconscionable.”
The Democrats were only interested in green energy. The vote was 221-202. This was on February 28th.
The Republicans tried again on March 17th. Again the Democrats showed their support for Mother Russia.