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Biden Aims to Quash Nord Stream 2 Sanctions in Defense Bill

Added 11-24-21 03:34:01pm EST - “The move comes amid a European energy crunch and Russian troops massing on the border with Ukraine.” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “Biden Aims to Quash Nord Stream 2 Sanctions in Defense Bill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The pro-business Free Democratic Party is about to wield power in Berlin, thanks to the country’s youngest voters—but doesn’t yet know what it wants.

The coordinated release with other major oil consumers comes as the U.S. president faces pressure to bring down gasoline prices.

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While Russian troops amass on Ukraine’s border, sparking fears of a renewed invasion, the Biden administration has been quietly lobbying Democratic allies on Capitol Hill to nix sanctions on Russia’s controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline that are included in the must-pass annual defense bill.

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