Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBeto O’Rourke to appear in CNN town hall Trump Jr. subpoena sparks internal GOP battle Ted Cruz: There’s no need for another subpoena for Donald Trump Jr. MORE (R-Texas) and Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenTrump faces criticism for hosting Hungary’s leader The Hill’s Morning Report – Lawmakers split over Mueller findings: ‘case closed’ vs. ‘cover-up’ FBI director says he wouldn’t use ‘spying’ to describe investigations MORE (D-N.H.) introduced a bill Tuesday to impose sanctions on those involved with construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
If approved, the bill would place targeted sanctions against vessels that would be used to construct deep sea pipelines, including the one which would take natural gas to Germany.
“Germany is a model ally and our transatlantic partnership is critical to furthering global security and prosperity,” Shaheen said in a statement.
“Unfortunately, Putin is dangling the prospect of cheap gas in front of some of our closest allies to monopolize the supply of energy in Europe and bring increased instability to the continent. This pipeline has the tremendous potential to compromise energy security throughout the continent for decades. The United States cannot stand idly by while the Kremlin builds this Trojan horse.”
“Nord Stream 2 threatens Europe’s energy security and America’s national security,” Cruz added. “The United States simply cannot allow Russia to dominate Europe’s energy future.”
The pipeline has drawn criticism from the U.S. and some other European nations who fear it would give Russia leverage over Western Europe via its energy supply.
The Trump administration has been vocally critical of the pipeline and the House passed a resolution urging cancellation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in November 2018.
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