Sens. Cramer and Hoeven, Colleagues to Trump: Don’t let big banks discriminate against energy sector


U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Congressmen Don Young (R-Alaska) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) led a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging the administration to take action against large American financial institutions that discriminate against American energy companies and their workers—who are being hit very hard during the coronavirus pandemic.

 “As every sector of our economy struggles to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and seeks financial stability from the federal government, environmental extremists are using the pandemic to accelerate their goal of putting America’s energy jobs in the grave,” the members of Congress wrote to President Trump. “We urge you and your Administration to use every administrative and regulatory tool at your disposal to prevent America’s financial institutions from discriminating against America’s energy sector while they simultaneously enjoy the benefits of federal government programs.”

The letter is also signed by Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), and Congressmen Greg Walden (R-Ore.), Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Pete Olson (R-Texas), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Ben Cline (R-Va.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), John Shimkus (R-Ill.), Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wa.), Bill Flores (R-Texas), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.), Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas), Greg Pence (R-Ind.), and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).