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Sen. Cruz on Nord Stream 2 Vote: Today the Senate Rebuked Joe Biden's Surrender to Vladimir Putin on Nord Stream 2

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement after a large bipartisan majority in the Senate voted in favor of the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Implementation Act, legislation introduced by Senator Cruz to impose immediate sanctions on the Russian government’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline:

“Today, the Senate rebuked Joe Biden's surrender to Vladimir Putin on Nord Stream 2. Despite furious White House lobbying, a large bipartisan majority of senators (55-44) once again voted for immediate sanctions on Putin's pipeline. President Biden should listen to the Senate and to the people and government of Ukraine, and reverse his catastrophic decision to grant Russia waivers from congressionally mandated sanctions. Only immediately imposing sanctions can change Putin's calculation, stop a Ukrainian invasion, and lift the existential threat posed by Nord Stream 2.”