House Passes Conaway’s Resolution to Oppose Nord Stream II
Washington–Tuesday, the House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Mike Conaway’s H. Res. 1035, expressing opposition to the completion of Nord Stream II. Congressman Conaway released the following statement upon passage:
“Vladimir Putin is once again attempting to flex Russia’s energy muscle to exert control over Western Europe through the construction of Nord Stream II, an underwater gas pipeline that would connect the Russian Federation to Germany through the Baltic Sea. Despite a 55 billion cubic meter surplus in existing transit lines through Ukraine, Russia is determined to build a pipeline that would be 100 percent Russian owned and operated by a company whose chairman is currently sanctioned by the United States.
“Russia has continually defied global norms, sovereign boarders, and international law. We would be foolish to allow Vladimir Putin a stronger grip on our European allies and the global energy market.”
Congressman Conaway’s speech on the House Floor in support of H. Res. 1035 can be found here.