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Langworthy sponsors bills to halt China oil sales, limit cashless bail


U.S. Rep. Nicholas A. Langworthy joined other New York Republicans in cosponsoring bills passed last week by the House that would prohibit the sale of oil to China from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve and counter New York’s controversial system of cashless bail.

The Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act passed with bipartisan support, 331-97.

Some companies that placed winning bids for oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve sold oil to China — about 2% of the amount of oil U.S.companies sold to China last year.

“The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was created for national emergencies — not political expediency,” Langworthy said in a prepared statement. “Not only did Joe Biden compromise our energy security by draining our emergency reserves in the midst of an energy crisis, but he risked our national security by allowing these crucial reserves to be sold to Communist China — especially as China continued its close economic ties with Russia leading up to and during their invasion of Ukraine.”

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a member of the House GOP leadership, and Langworthy, who is still state GOP chairman, led the entire New York Republican delegation in introducing the Stop Enabling Repeat Violence and Endangering (SERVE) Our Communities Act.

Source: Olean Times Herald