The U.S. house of representatives has approved the draft defense budget by 2021

The house of representatives of US Congress approved a draft defense budget for 2021, which contains extended sanctions against the "Nord stream 2", according to the results of the vote.

The broadcast led channel C-Span. Voted 295 congressmen, against - 125.

Existing sanctions aimed at companies that are engaged in "activity for laying pipes," and the insurance company involved. In the new project, these tougher sanctions: restrictions apply to the company for "promoting the sale, lease or provision of" pipe-laying vessels for the construction of gas pipelines. The amendment also provides for sanctions for "providing insurance and reinsurance" and services or facilities for "technical modernization" of vessels associated with the construction of the pipeline.

This is one of the projects budget. The second project, proposed by the Senate. Usually first projects discussed in the chambers, then brings them in one conciliatory Commission from representatives of the Republican and Democratic parties. This document and transmit it to the President for signature.

"Nord stream 2" - building a new export pipeline from Russia to Europe via the Baltic sea. The entry point of the gas pipeline in the Baltic sea - the area of Ust-Luga in Leningrad region, output in Germany near Greifswald. The length of the route - more than 1.2 thousand kilometers. The total capacity of the two strands of "Nord stream 2" - 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The total designed capacity of "Nord stream" and "Nord stream 2" is 110 billion cubic meters of gas per year.