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US Republican Senators Explained The Reason For Voting Against The Draft Military Budget Amended In The Form Of New Sanctions Against Russia

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For the first time in recent years, the US Congress failed to agree on the introduction of sanctions against Russia with their simultaneous inclusion in the country's defense budget. It was planned that such sanctions would be spelled out in the 2022 budget. The total amount of expenditures, which is included in the US military budget, is designated at the level of $ 770 billion.


In order for the decision to "integrate" the sanctions clauses into the United States military budget to be made, a "yes" vote is required by 60 senators (representatives of the upper house of Congress). However, 15 votes were not enough. The Republican part of the Senate corps spoke out against.

Moreover, it is not at all necessary to think that peaceful motives have leaped in the Republican Party in relation to Moscow. Republicans have explained the reason for voting against.

They did this because representatives of the US Democratic Party had not previously accepted their proposal to introduce a number of amendments, including with additional sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The Democrats proposed 18 "sanctions" points, including those that, in their opinion, should have prevented the start of operation of this gas pipeline connecting Russia with Germany.

Earlier, the administration of US President Joe Biden stated that the construction of "SP-2" has already been completed, and therefore it is foolish to make attempts to block the operation of this facility of the gas transmission system. It was also noted that this can only aggravate relations with Moscow and make them more strained with European partners who have invested billions of euros in the project. The Republican Party does not see any problem in this.

Why have anti-Russian sanctions in the United States been recently introduced into the defense budget? The fact is that in this way the congressmen are trying to "secure" them from possible blocking by the president. Previously, such a willingness was attributed to Trump by the Democrats, now the Republicans are "afraid" of the same in relation to Biden.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 30 November 2021 06: 11
    -1
    Moreover, it is not at all necessary to think that peaceful motives have leaped in the Republican Party in relation to Moscow. Republicans have explained the reason for voting against.
    To spite my grandmother, I'll frostbite!
    Why have anti-Russian sanctions in the United States been recently introduced into the defense budget? The fact is that in this way the congressmen are trying to "secure" them from possible blocking by the president. Previously, such a willingness was attributed to Trump by the Democrats, now the Republicans are "afraid" of the same in relation to Biden.
    If Hitler said that 2x2 = 4, then all progressive humanity must change this rule forever!
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 30 November 2021 07: 17
      0
      In the Senate, as in the US Congress, they are so frostbitten all over their heads, why should they be afraid to spite someone else's ears to freeze ...
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 30 November 2021 07: 19
        +2
        Quote: Thrifty
        In the Senate, as in the Congress, the USA are so frostbitten on their heads,
        At Hitler's headquarters (crossed out) in the US Senate, everyone is sick!
        1. Baron pardus
          Baron pardus 1 December 2021 03: 43
          +1
          There, a thief sits on a swindler and drives me around as a pedophile. When they were going to judge Hillary Clinton (fortunately, there are no less corpses around her than there are machine gunners around Tonka), she openly said, “If you judge me, I’ll hide the floor of the Congress and the Senate with me in the slammer”. And that's all. Already NOBODY judges ANYONE. And after the supplier of youngsters "democratically elected leader of the free world" Epstein "killed himself in the cell," I have no doubt that the entire Senate and Congress can be safely shot to hell. The innocent won't be there.
      2. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 30 November 2021 08: 57
        +1
        The Senate is also part of Congress, along with the House of Representatives. By the way, in financial matters, the priority is given to the House of Representatives.
      3. Simon
        Simon 1 December 2021 07: 20
        0
        Friends, winter has just begun, so what else will it show Europe. If they do not accept SP-2, then they will buy felt boots and sheepskin coats in Russia. wassat
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 30 November 2021 06: 21
    +2
    In spite of Europe, the United States will freeze them. Yes, they may not launch JV 2 until spring. A little more, and European high-energy-cost industries in Europe will begin to go bankrupt. 550 $ from Gazprom, the price of gas is already close, when not many will be able to buy it.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 30 November 2021 06: 27
      +1
      Yes, here the EU has seriously miscalculated with the pressure on Gazprom and SP2 ... gas prices have skyrocketed and it is not yet known how long this situation will continue.
      Gazprom has nowhere to rush,
      can wait.
      It is Europe that needs to bustle ... the cold is on the nose and the gas reserves are insufficient ... we will freeze in apartments and houses to spite Putin. smile
      Let's freeze ... but we can't buy gas without molecules of freedom.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 30 November 2021 07: 20
        +3
        It's a little more complicated. According to the contracts in the 4th quarter, the price of gas from Gazprom crossed the $ 500 mark. Almost no one takes extra gas on the spot at $ 1000. Europe is full of Norwegian gas, at prices close to the spot, Russian at such prices as Norwegian, They won't pull it anymore. All the same, we had the cheapest one. So they drove themselves into a trap, and exchange gas is expensive and long-term expensive according to the formula fuel oil gas. No matter how they press us, let's get cheap hydrocarbons, then we are with you. Let's make up, maybe. That they have recently very dispersed militarily, with might and main create shock groupings of troops near our borders. No matter how it flashes. December will be merry. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is already screaming.
        1. Sergej1972
          Sergej1972 30 November 2021 09: 00
          +1
          And all this against the background of a clear decline in the intellectual level of the leading politicians in Europe.
      2. Hagen
        Hagen 30 November 2021 07: 26
        +5
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        Gazprom has nowhere to rush,
        can wait.

        I think Gazprom will start to build intensively the Power of Siberia -2 in order to transfer the surplus gas from the European direction to the east - to China through Mongolia. Perhaps the Europeans will start scratching their heads, seeing direct competition with China. Although according to the current actions of the EU, I'm not sure if they have a head ... or brains in their heads. In general, this is the US plan in action - the increase in the price of energy in the EU gives the American manufacturer preferences in the European markets. If the US, like under Obama, promotes and launches TTIP, then production in European countries will come to an end for the benefit of US industry. This is the solution to the US debt problem. Nothing personal just business.... laughing
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 30 November 2021 09: 05
          0
          This is the best option, it seems that they have already begun to connect the European and Siberian gas transmission systems, but we need to check, maybe it is still at the project stage.
          1. Hagen
            Hagen 30 November 2021 10: 12
            +1
            Quote: tralflot1832
            But you need to check, maybe it's still at the project stage.

            So far, unfortunately, the project ... the technical and economic analysis (TEA) of the gas pipeline (within the framework of which the main technical and technological parameters of the project were worked out - the optimal route of the gas pipeline route through the territory of Mongolia was determined, its length, diameter, working pressure, number of compressor stations) was approved in April 2021
            After that, the development of a feasibility study (FS) of the project began, including a detailed calculation of investment and operating costs.
            This issue was actively discussed during the meeting between A. Miller and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia B. Battsetseg within the framework of SPIEF-2021.
            At the same time, it was confirmed that the feasibility study of the IHP Soyuz Vostok project is planned to be completed by the end of 2021.
            This term is fixed in the plan of activities of the joint working group of Gazprom and the government of Mongolia.
            The feasibility study is being prepared by a special purpose company Gas pipeline Soyuz Vostok .... etc.
            1. tralflot1832
              tralflot1832 30 November 2021 10: 14
              0
              Thank you, but at least got off the ground.
  3. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 30 November 2021 06: 22
    +2
    Imposed sanctions ... then what.
    When all the sanctions run out, there will be nothing to put pressure on Russia.
    ... So I think the US sanctions are good for Russia ... they force the bureaucracy to think and get out of it, finding a way out.
    Our country should live and develop relying only on its own strength ... then we will have a future.
    1. Civil
      Civil 30 November 2021 07: 36
      -5
      Quote: Lech from Android.
      Imposed sanctions ... then what.
      When all the sanctions run out, there will be nothing to put pressure on Russia.
      ... So I think the US sanctions are good for Russia ... they force the bureaucracy to think and get out of it, finding a way out.
      Our country should live and develop relying only on its own strength ... then we will have a future.

      But what about the main idea of ​​the whole elite "Grab money and dump it to the West"? Even in schools, this is the main "Russian dream", I immediately remembered how many schoolgirls after "Intergirl" wanted to become foreign exchange prostitutes. We go along the beaten path. Feels like 1987-88 again. Complete collapse of state patriotism.
      1. vitvit123
        vitvit123 30 November 2021 08: 01
        +2
        But what about the main idea of ​​the whole elite "Grab money and dump it to the West"?

        Well, this is a stupid cliché ... how long can you repeat it? That Putin will go west after the presidency? People with money are fools or what, from the word at all? Anyone can be picked up there, with any money, but in Russia you can live with money without problems ... it is also fashionable to buy palaces, yachts, etc. while living in Russia. after Crimea, Ukraine, Georgia and all our politics, who are they waiting for in the West?
        1. Civil
          Civil 30 November 2021 08: 50
          -1
          Well, this is a stupid cliché ... how long can you repeat it?

          This is already a fact. So many have already dumped. How many relatives are there already.
          People with money are fools or what, from the word at all?

          That's exactly what is not.
          They can pull up anyone there, with any money, but in Russia with money you can live without problems ...

          Most nest well in all sorts of London. They rarely touch anyone, as they leave and immediately become "fighters against the regime" There are plenty of examples.
          That Putin will go west after the presidency

          After the presidency, Putin immediately goes to heaven. Don't even hope. He will not leave the post until the end of his life. And I agree with him.
          living in Russia it is also fashionable to buy palaces, yachts, etc.

          You can buy, but not for long, until they wring it out. There are plenty of examples too.
          after Crimea, Ukraine, Georgia and all our politics, who is expected in the West

          Even more ran with bags to the exit. Even someone with an average income (by Western standards). There, 100 sanctions were imposed per person, the rest 300-500 fly freely and live in the West.
          1. vitvit123
            vitvit123 30 November 2021 10: 22
            -1
            Once again: your fact, this is a stupid cliche ... there are a lot of examples of someone whose life was unsuccessful abroad, the brightest and completely suitable for your cliché, this is BAB ... Even the example of the Skripals will teach smart ... the Americans will teach anyone supports politics will press, it's obvious .. if after the Crimea, etc. runs, this is just evidence that they are not with Putin! This is obvious .. which of Putin's entourage was wrested from the palace in Russia?
            It can be seen that some people are sick with this cliché - populism and do not want to dock the real state of affairs .. the most real reason is when we went to America, the relationship was good, with fuck .. then without any problems it was possible to go abroad and live there with stolen , now it is far from being so .. they will immediately find "dirty" capital, etc. and they will close it (this is about Putin's entourage), but anti-travelers can live abroad without any problems, for example: Navalny, Tikhanovskaya ... well, all these are common truths ... but if you don't want to hear, then we don't serve the deaf mass ...
            1. Civil
              Civil 30 November 2021 10: 50
              -1
              Former Minister of Agriculture Elena Skrynnik lives in a luxurious mansion on the French Riviera. When Skrynnik was a minister, this mansion was not listed in her income statement.

              The ex-senator Sergei Pugachev, who was put on the wanted list by Interpol in the Mezhprombank case, has also settled in Nice.

              These are the first ones that came across in the search ... there are many of them, not to mention the rogue businessmen ...
              1. vitvit123
                vitvit123 30 November 2021 11: 25
                -1
                Pugachev of Putin's friends?
                Where the skrynnik lives or does not live, these are all words .., do you live next to me? And even if she lives, what does she have to do with Putin's friends? Once again, I will say that bulk, etc., can live abroad without problems .. it turns out, this is the main idea NOT of the entire elite?
                1. Civil
                  Civil 30 November 2021 12: 26
                  0
                  Quote: vitvit123
                  Pugachev of Putin's friends?
                  Where the skrynnik lives or does not live, these are all words .., do you live next to me? And even if she lives, what does she have to do with Putin's friends? Once again, I will say that bulk, etc., can live abroad without problems .. it turns out, this is the main idea NOT of the entire elite?

                  What does Putin and Navalny have to do with it? Deal with them yourself, I'm talking about the national idea, about "grab and dump" these people do not really climb into politics.
                  1. vitvit123
                    vitvit123 1 December 2021 09: 50
                    0
                    Because Putin and his entourage, this is the elite ... and you write that the elite wants to dump abroad ... that's what it has to do with .. and I'm trying to show you that not all elite wants the same ... you don't need to speak for everyone ..
      2. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 30 November 2021 08: 51
        -1
        I think patriotism has nothing to do with the thieving elite ... what
        I am always amazed when the concept of patriotism is confused with thieves and high-ranking crooks.
        It is still necessary to separate the cutlets from the flies.
        1. Civil
          Civil 30 November 2021 08: 56
          -1
          Quote: Lech from Android.
          I think patriotism has nothing to do with the thieving elite ...

          Well, how not, then? Here is a certain official who says that one must be patriots and live modestly, love the Motherland, serve in the army, work honestly, endure all the hardships and deprivations of life under capitalism, that Europe is about to attack Russia. And then it turns out that his children are citizens of Western countries, that he has an estate in Europe, that his grandchildren are studying in Europe.
          And how will people raise their children? What to dream about? Yes - to act and do like successful people, "grab the West".
          This is not a new phenomenon, in all the countries of the 3 world similar things are happening. Even Kim Jong-un studied in Switzerland at an elite school.
          1. Lech from Android.
            Lech from Android. 30 November 2021 09: 23
            -1
            Yes, don't give a damn about this official ... you never know what he says there ... you need to confirm your patriotism with deeds ... and when an official talks about patriotism and immediately steals, excuse me, this is already demagogy and a lie ... this should be immediately removed from office and send to the Kolyma.
            1. Civil
              Civil 30 November 2021 09: 37
              0
              Quote: Lech from Android.
              Yes, don't give a damn about this official ... you never know what he says there ... you need to confirm your patriotism with deeds ... and when an official talks about patriotism and immediately steals, excuse me, this is already demagogy and a lie ... this should be immediately removed from office and send to the Kolyma.

              I didn’t put a minus. Millions are not always stolen. I mean that the national idea has degraded into what.
              1. Lech from Android.
                Lech from Android. 30 November 2021 11: 10
                0
                Yes, there is a problem with the national idea ... they are trying to discretize it with all available forces, all who are alien to patriotism.
                Our country is devoid of a state core around which people with different views can be rallied ... a very unstable system to shocks and crises. what
                So far, the central government rests on the authority of Putin ... if instead of him comes another narrow-minded reformer or optimizer, I'm afraid the state will go to pieces with the ensuing consequences.
  4. Nafanya from the sofa
    Nafanya from the sofa 30 November 2021 07: 03
    +1
    Give more sanctions! Because each sanction lowers the temperature in a European's apartment, contributing to a slowdown in the rate of global warming.
    In addition, the prohibitive gas price will lead to a decrease in the profitability of the production of high-tech European goods, which will lead to the need to transfer production to a country with cheap energy resources - to Russia. As a result, German burghers will freeze in their homes, and Russian workers will receive European salaries in the Russian branches of European factories.
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 November 2021 07: 07
    +2
    Moreover, it is not at all necessary to think that peaceful motives have leaped into the Republican Party in relation to Moscow.
    Mouse fuss of the Merikatos for defending their places, and their portfolios.
    "Nothing new under the moon!"
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 30 November 2021 08: 16
    +1
    They did this because representatives of the US Democratic Party had not previously accepted their proposal to introduce a number of amendments, including with additional sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. The Democrats proposed 18 "sanctions" points, including those that, in their opinion, should have prevented the start of operation of this gas pipeline connecting Russia with Germany.
    And then they are for dermocracy and peace in the whole world ... aha, schaz z z! They shit on each other ... this is called a "political struggle", in short, the struggle for power and for babosiks, at the same time.
    However, this is nothing new.
    1. cniza
      cniza 30 November 2021 09: 11
      +2
      Good time! hi

      The United States has all the signs of hysteria and that's bad ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 30 November 2021 09: 51
        +1
        Welcome soldier
        They fell into hysteria a long time ago ... this is practically "normal, naturally." Everything that lasts a long time no longer causes such a sharp rejection from others, and the consequences are smoothed out ...
        In general, it is doubtful that they will cut their wishlist, but rather raise the line of "normality" for them.
        Sadly, what can you do?
        1. cniza
          cniza 30 November 2021 10: 47
          +2
          They have already gone all out and everything goes to the point that our embassy in the United States will practically stop its work ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 30 November 2021 10: 59
            +1
            So they think that they are, the center of the universe ...
            It will take a long time to wean them from this, although they themselves can speed up this process, apparently.
            1. cniza
              cniza 30 November 2021 11: 15
              +2
              Dialogue is always better than direct confrontation, and they lead exactly to this ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 30 November 2021 11: 23
                +1
                Not negotiable, there, too many ... prefer to live in their illusions.
                1. cniza
                  cniza 30 November 2021 14: 26
                  +2
                  These illusions will be painfully expensive ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 30 November 2021 14: 30
                    +1
                    They will try to make someone else pay for these illusions, or even everyone in a crowd ... it's not the first time for them to do this.
                    1. cniza
                      cniza 30 November 2021 16: 43
                      +2
                      Well, yes, this has been demonstrated more than once ...
  7. Sergej1972
    Sergej1972 30 November 2021 08: 55
    0
    In matters of finance in the United States, priority is given to the lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives. More important is how the congressmen will vote.
  8. cniza
    cniza 30 November 2021 09: 10
    +1
    It was also noted that this can only aggravate relations with Moscow and make them more strained with European partners who have invested billions of euros in the project. The Republican Party does not see any problem in this.


    The United States is beginning to rapidly degrade ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 30 November 2021 09: 55
      +1
      They will purposefully and persistently broadcast their headache to the whole world around them! They are not accustomed to act differently.
      It will not be good for ANYONE, it is a fact.
      Who is smarter, will try to neutralize the negative consequences, even though for himself ... cares about the whole world, just SOMEONE!
      1. cniza
        cniza 30 November 2021 10: 48
        +2
        Yes, and we need to work now to smooth out the consequences, right now ...
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 30 November 2021 11: 02
          +1
          In general, we had to start the day before yesterday ... alas, alas, with the orientation, western, our upper ones were completely skewed, before the well-known events.
          And even now, it is not clear what is going on in the "Kremlin towers", what trends, what winds are blowing?
          It's bad if there is a continuous draft ... it will be bad for us, in the end.
          1. cniza
            cniza 30 November 2021 11: 14
            +2
            Well, it's better later than never ... and we still have woodpeckers who believe in the West ...
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 30 November 2021 11: 21
              +1
              Woodpeckers, useful creatures, let's not offend them ...
              Dangerous are those who betray and sell ... it was, is and will always be.
              1. cniza
                cniza 30 November 2021 14: 16
                +2
                There is such, but what to call those who call for the introduction of sanctions against us?
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 30 November 2021 14: 24
                  +1
                  But whatever you call them, they are enemies, that's the whole story.
                  1. cniza
                    cniza 30 November 2021 14: 28
                    +2
                    These are not just enemies, these are homegrown ones, whom we ourselves raised ...
                    1. rocket757
                      rocket757 30 November 2021 14: 32
                      +1
                      It has grown for various reasons and with help, but it is necessary to eradicate it, we will have to, otherwise we will not see a normal life.
                      1. cniza
                        cniza 30 November 2021 16: 46
                        +2
                        And the faster the better, otherwise we are babysitting ...
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 November 2021 09: 20
    +1
    In this case, the reason is not important, but what is important is that there is a rift in the Senate between the parties, which allows new sanctions to hang in the air for now or be rejected by the president. It is clear that the Americans will always have a reason to introduce new sanctions, but before that they quarrel among themselves, do stupid things, which will not very favorably affect the internal situation in the United States.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 30 November 2021 11: 20
      0
      They will agree in the end.
      There are no fundamental disagreements, all of them are only FOR ... there are internal disagreements, from which there is no benefit to someone, zero.
  10. p0pulivox
    p0pulivox 30 November 2021 12: 43
    -2
    Quote: Sergej1972
    And all this against the background of a clear decline in the intellectual level of the leading politicians in Europe.

    And the obvious growth of the intellectual level of the leading politicians of the CIS (including the Russian Federation)? winked
  11. p0pulivox
    p0pulivox 30 November 2021 12: 47
    -2
    Quote: Civil
    Quote: Lech from Android.
    I think patriotism has nothing to do with the thieving elite ...

    Well, how not, then? Here is a certain official who says that one must be patriots and live modestly, love the Motherland, serve in the army, work honestly, endure all the hardships and deprivations of life under capitalism, that Europe is about to attack Russia. And then it turns out that his children are citizens of Western countries, that he has an estate in Europe, that his grandchildren are studying in Europe.
    And how will people raise their children? What to dream about? Yes - to act and do like successful people, "grab the West".
    This is not a new phenomenon, in all the countries of the 3 world similar things are happening. Even Kim Jong-un studied in Switzerland at an elite school.

    You do not understand, this is different! winked
  12. p0pulivox
    p0pulivox 30 November 2021 12: 51
    -2
    Quote: Lech from Android.
    Yes, there is a problem with the national idea ... they are trying to discretize it with all available forces, all who are alien to patriotism.
    Our country is devoid of a state core around which people with different views can be rallied ... a very unstable system to shocks and crises. what
    So far, the central government rests on the authority of Putin ... if instead of him comes another narrow-minded reformer or optimizer, I'm afraid the state will go to pieces with the ensuing consequences.

    The central government primarily rests on the so-called. intra-elite agreements - the domestic version of the "system of checks and balances"! For the authority (somewhat exaggerated by you), thank the propaganda ...
  13. p0pulivox
    p0pulivox 30 November 2021 12: 57
    -2
    Quote: Nafanya from the couch
    Give more sanctions! Because each sanction lowers the temperature in a European's apartment, contributing to a slowdown in the rate of global warming.
    In addition, the prohibitive gas price will lead to a decrease in the profitability of the production of high-tech European goods, which will lead to the need to transfer production to a country with cheap energy resources - to Russia. As a result, German burghers will freeze in their homes, and European salaries in Russian branches of European factories will be received by Russian workers.

    Dreams, dreams, where is your sweetness?
    So far, the most likely scenario is not European salaries, but outstripping growth prices and tariffs (versus salaries and pensions) we!
    And so, in the order of idle reasoning: we still have to walk and walk to their level of safety at work ...