US Congressmen Submitted a Bill with Milder Sanctions against Nord Stream 2
OREANDA-NEWS. Members of the House of Representatives of the US Congress introduced a bill on additional sanctions against the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2.
A document entitled Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act of 2020 accompanies a similar bill, prepared in the US Senate in early June. The new bill was developed and supported by nine congressmen, six Republicans and three Democrats. The introduction of a parallel bill usually means that senators and members of the House of Representatives who initiated these measures have a consensus on their need.
Despite the same name of the bills, there are significant differences between them. The House of Representatives’ document does not contain the toughest sanctions that are proposed in the earlier draft law submitted by senators Ted Cruz and Jeanne Shaheen. This increases the chances that the final inter-chamber bill will be softer than the Senate’s version.