US senators want to hinder Treasury appointments over Nord Stream 2

Republican Senators have warned that they will block the appointment of officials in charge of sanctions to the US Treasury unless the administration of President Joe Biden imposes restrictions on the operator of Nord Stream 2 the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Bloomberg reported citing a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. The authors of the letter are 12 Republicans from the US Senate Banking Committee, headed by Pat Toomey.

“The Nord Stream 2 pipeline directly harms the national security interests of the United States and our allies and partners. If completed, the detrimental impact will increase. Vladimir Putin on Europe, the fragile security of Ukraine will destabilize and further Russian aggression will continue, “the letter says.

Republicans want to block the appointments of Brian Nelson and Elizabeth Rosenberg to Treasury sanctions positions. There are 12 Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee. Therefore, the votes have been split in half so far, and one vote of a democrat is needed for the majority.

Republicans believe Democrats are not making full use of the earlier sanctions against the pipeline under the Counter US Opponents Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

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