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Sen. Cruz: ‘U.S. Must Stop Russia’s Nord Stream 2’

Following Denmark’s approval of Nord Stream 2 construction, calls on Senate colleagues to pass bipartisan bill to halt pipeline

October 30, 2019

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Denmark approved the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline through the Danish seabed, moving the project one step closer to completion:

"Time is running out to stop Nord Stream 2. In a few short months, Russia will have completed its natural gas pipeline - putting President Putin in a position to further expand his military, exploit our European allies, and threaten U.S. energy security. This is exactly why an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved my bill with Senator Shaheen in July to impose devastating but specifically targeted sanctions related to the vessels involved in Russia's Nord Stream 2 project. I continue to urge the rest of our colleagues in the Senate to quickly pass our bipartisan bill, halt this pipeline, and deprive President Putin the resources to fuel his expansionism and military aggression."

The Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act of 2019 (S. 1441), led by Sens. Cruz and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is cosponsored by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.).

Watch Sen. Cruz's recent remarks at the Hudson Institute, where he discussed the dangers of the Nord Stream 2 and the need to pass Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act of 2019 here.

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