Few profiles in courage to do the right thing on export ban
It is the right thing to do even if the price increases some. It would give the US a strategic advantage over some of the despots of the world like Russia and Venezuela. Russia would lose the ability to blackmail Europe while pursuing its aggression and Venezuela would find it more difficult to subsidize the evils of socialism in Latin America.
Some Republican congressional leaders and lawmakers from oil states have been reluctant to say much on the topic of easing the federal ban on oil exports.