The draft U.S. defense budget, which contains extended sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, is unlikely to be approved in the near future. According to USNI News, the delay was caused by disagreements between the U.S. House of Representatives, each of which presented its version of the document. In addition, the situation with the adoption of the bill is complicated by the White House position on the amendment, which obliges to rename the military bases and ships named after the confederate commanders. President Donald Trump said he would block the document if it contains this clause.
“Could this happen before the election? No, it is unlikely,” Thornberry said, commenting on the possibility of a bill being passed.
According to the congressman, the final version of the budget will be adopted only after voting. The presidential elections in the USA are scheduled for November 3.