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Politico recalls that 60 votes are needed to pass the bill introduced by Republican Ted Cruz, and therefore the support of at least ten Democrats.
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Moreover, if the president refuses to impose sanctions, then, according to the provisions of the document, Congress can do it.
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Construction of the pipeline from & nbsp; Russia to & nbsp; Europe Nord Stream 2 completed in & nbsp; October. It was planned to be completed at the & nbsp; end of 2019, but this was prevented by US sanctions, because of which some of the partners withdrew from the & nbsp; project. At the & nbsp; present, the gas pipeline is ready for & nbsp; launch and & nbsp; is awaiting permission from the German and & nbsp; European regulators. On December 16, the German Federal Network Agency announced that & nbsp; decisions on & nbsp; certification of the gas pipeline in the first half of 2022 are not & nbsp; expected.