68 GOP House Members Urge Biden to Reinstate Sanctions on Russian Nord Stream 2 PipelineEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

A top Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee led 67 GOP colleagues to communicate their opposition to President Joe Biden’s waiving sanctions on the Russian pipeline project at the expense of U.S. energy. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Select Climate Committee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-La), and Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) sent a letter to Biden Monday detailing their concerns about the administration’s waiving sanctions that will permit Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to move forward while restricting the development of such fossil fuel projects in the United States. In early May, the Biden administration waived the sanctions against Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO, Matthias Warnig—a known ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin—which was levied due to the company overseeing the construction of the project. In announcing the waiver of the sanctions, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the company had engaged in sanctionable activity. President Joe Biden has defended …Read More

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