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Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony Blinken 5 things to know today about the Russia-Ukraine conflictWhile America watches the war in Ukraine, Biden finalizes a dangerous Iran deal Rick Scott on putting US troops in Ukraine: ‘I don’t think you should ever take it off the table’MORE on Sunday said the U.S. is engaging in an active discussion regarding whether or not to ban Russian oil imports.

Blinken, when asked about potentially banning imports of Russian oil, said he has spoken with the president and Cabinet on the prospective move, and that discussions are underway with European partners and allies.

When it comes to oil, Russian oil, I was on the phone yesterday with president and other members of the Cabinet on exactly the subject. And we are now talking to our European partners and allies to look in a coordinated way at the prospect of banning the import of Russian oil, while making sure that there is still an appropriate supply of oil on world markets, Blinken told co-anchor Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperThe Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Biden announces Supreme Court pick amid unfolding Ukrainian crisisBiden names Ketanji Brown Jackson, DC appeals court judge, to Supreme CourtHogan ‘certainly going to take a look’ at 2024 presidential bidMORE on CNNs State of the Union.

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That’s a very active discussion as we speak, he added.

Blinkens comments come after White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen Psaki’Urgent’ COVID-19 funding hangs in balance amid partisan fight Lawmakers in both parties see limits on US help for UkraineElon Musk: US needs to increase oil, gas production ‘immediately’MORE on Friday said President BidenJoe BidenU.S., Poland consider deal to give fighter aircraft to Ukraine: reports U.S. officials to meet with government of Russian ally Venezuela: reportVisa, Mastercard suspend all Russian operationsMORE was considering steps to reduce U.S. imports of Russian oil. She emphasized, however, that the administration is focused on minimizing the impact to families.

One day earlier, however, Psaki knocked down the prospect of banning Russian oil imports, telling reporters We don’t have a strategic interest in reducing the global supply of energy and that would raise prices at the gas pump for the American people around the world because it would reduce the supply available.

The push to ban Russian oil imports is ramping up on Capitol Hill. House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi’Urgent’ COVID-19 funding hangs in balance amid partisan fight Lawmakers in both parties see limits on US help for UkraineElon Musk: US needs to increase oil, gas production ‘immediately’MORE (D-Calif.) endorsed the move on Thursday, telling reporters ban the oil coming from Russia.”

I’m all for that ban it, she added. She noted, however, that she does not want gas prices to rise.