The House of Representatives, in which the Democratic Party has a majority, has approved a corresponding amendment to the Law on National Defense, which provides for new sanctions against companies involved in the construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. This is reported by UNIAN.
Further, this issue should be considered in the Senate, after which the changes should be signed by President Donald Trump.
"Russia is trying to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to gain excessive control over our European allies and their energy sources... We must stop the enemy's strategy," said Steve Womack.
As a reminder, members of the US House of Representatives have submitted for consideration a draft law that is a continuation of the law passed last year, in the context of the US annual defense budget, the Law on the Protection of European Energy Security, which introduced sanctions against the use of vessels for deep-water pipelines construction of Nord Stream 2.
The document introduces sanctions and makes it impossible to complete the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
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