Veterans life insurance

“Weak poll numbers are not a national crisis”

Senator Barrasso berates President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders in Congress for allowing inflation to reach record highs and tapping into the country’s strategic reserve as a short-term fix.

From the start, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso has been a determined and unapologetic critic of the Biden administration’s energy policies. In an interview with KODI, the senator said President Biden’s decision to release more oil from the country’s strategic reserve was “absolutely wrong” and possibly motivated by another factor.

“The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is put there for emergencies. For crisis situations,” Senator Barrasso said. “The president’s bad poll results (are) not the crisis situation.”

In his view, rising inflation and rising gas prices are the result of the “Democrat-run economy” dragging the American people “further and further behind.”

“We are now at a forty-year low because the President has, over the past six months, spent our national stockpile of energy oil. And that’s because he took on American energy. It’s much harder to produce oil and gas in Wyoming than it was the day it arrived – when President Biden lured a target on the back of American energy and pressed the trigger. (It) killed the Keystone XL pipeline. Oil and gas leases blocked. Blocked the infrastructure we need to move this energy. It is a direct attack. . . on every American family.

Senator Barrasso pointed out that inflation has reached its highest level in forty years while the strategic reserve is at its lowest level in forty years. This is already having a direct impact on the residents of Wyoming and all citizens.

“I spoke to a lady at the grocery store. She said she couldn’t afford to fill up her gas tank and fill up her racing car in the same week,” Senator Barrasso said.

With less than a month to go until the 2022 midterm elections, Senator Barrasso is confident Republicans are winning back the U.S. House and Senate. In a Republican-led Senate, he would be the chairman of the Energy Committee. This leadership is necessary to revive American energy and deflate inflation.

“When you see the president’s best approach in the face of an (inflation crisis). . . is to use our emergency oil reserves – it shows that he is not thinking straight. We should use what we have in the ground, and the environmental extremists who run this party won’t let us get it.

While Senator Barrasso has huge grievances with the Biden administration, he applauded the president for signing a new bill supporting the families of deceased veterans.

Support for deceased families was introduced by Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville in September 2021. According to Senator Tuberville’s websitethe bill “increases the amount of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) coverage from $400,000 to $500,000. “

Senator Barrasso and Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis co-sponsored the bill. President Biden signed it into law on October 17, 2022.

“It took the president a year to do that,” notes Senator Barrasso, “but he finally signed. And it was the right thing to do. »

You can listen to Senator Barrasso’s entire interview on KODI here: