The White House accuses Republicans of making it easier for Putin to use energy ... trends now
Officials say releases from the store were crucial to bringing down gas prices last year after world oil prices rocketed after Russian launched its invasion.
'Putin has tried to use energy supply and high prices as a strategy to weaken the United States and Europe's resolve to defend Ukraine,' said the White House Office of Management and Budget.
'By interfering with the United States' ability to release oil collectively, this legislation would help Putin’s war aims.'
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Monday slammed Republicans for moves she said could drive up gas prices as he promised that President Joe Biden would veto their bill limiting his ability to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
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