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Permian Basin oil field

An oil pumpjack casts a shadow on a wall as it pulls oil from the Permian Basin oil field on March 14, 2022, in Odessa, Texas. U.S. President Joe Biden imposed in March a ban on Russian oil, the world’s third-largest oil producer. The Permian Basin is the largest petroleum-producing basin in the United States. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.