INTRODUCING THE THREE SEAS RESOLUTION; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 173
(House of Representatives - October 31, 2019)

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                 INTRODUCING THE THREE SEAS RESOLUTION

  (Ms. KAPTUR asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Ms. KAPTUR. Madam Speaker, I rise to introduce a resolution 
supporting the Three Seas Initiative to bolster energy infrastructure 
security in Central and Eastern Europe. I am pleased to co-lead this 
bipartisan effort with the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs 
Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment, Adam 
Kinzinger.
  Energy security is national security. For years, Russia has sought to 
undermine liberty and security in Europe by forcing Central and East 
European nations into reliance on Russia for their energy needs. They 
do this through projects including the Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream, 
Russian gas pipelines.
  Thankfully, 12 of our closest allies in Central and Eastern Europe 
have banded together to increase their energy autonomy through 
collective financing of energy infrastructure projects: the Three Seas 
Initiative.
  This resolution makes clear U.S.'s strong support for the initiative 
and encourages member nations to take action on joint financing of 
future projects. Additionally, it encourages the member nations to 
consider financing of clean energy projects as the world addresses our 
dire climate change crises.
  In the face of increased Russian aggression, the U.S. must play a 
leading role in energy security in Europe, and I urge my colleagues to 
support this important resolution.

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