The draft US defense budget containing sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has sparked controversy in the US Congress.
According to Mack Thornberry, a member of the US House of Representatives Armed Affairs Committee, the adoption of the draft defense budget is being delayed due to the aforementioned differences. In particular, each of the chambers presented its own version of the document.
In addition, the adoption of the document complicates the position of the White House on the amendment, obliging to rename military bases and ships named after the commanders-confederates. It will be blocked if this item is contained in the project, US President Donald Trump said earlier.
“Can the adoption of the document happen before the elections? No, not likely, ” Thornberry said.
It is assumed that the final version of the budget will be adopted only after the election of the American president, scheduled for November 3.