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Risch on Administration’s Decision to Sanction Nord Stream 2

BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s decision to sanction Nord Stream 2 (NS2) AG and its corporate officers:

“Today’s actions on Nord Stream 2 are long overdue, but I cannot overstate how critical they are to showing Putin that violating a nation’s sovereignty has consequences. I have worked with my colleagues on a bipartisan basis for years toward this result, and it is good to see President Biden do the right thing. The next step is to work with Germany to ensure this geopolitical threat remains dead, never to be resurrected.”