S.3897 - Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 06/04/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/04/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3897 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/04/2020)
Protecting Europe's Energy Security Clarification Act of 2020
This bill expands existing sanctions on foreign individuals and entities that engage in certain activities relating to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream energy pipelines.
Current law generally imposes visa- and property-blocking sanctions on foreign individuals and entities that knowingly took actions such as selling or leasing vessels that engaged in pipe laying related to the pipelines. Under this bill, the President shall also impose sanctions on foreign individuals and entities that engage in other specified activities, such as (1) providing underwriting services or insurance for such vessels, (2) installing welding equipment for such vessels, or (3) providing testing or inspection services for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.