To approve the bill on sanctions against Nord Stream 2, which was introduced to the Senate by Republicans Chuck Schumer and Ted Cruz, 60 votes of legislators were needed. However, they were unable to collect them. The vote count was 55 in favor and 43 against the document.
On the eve of the vote in the Senate, the White House administration opposed the bill, which obliged to impose sanctions against those responsible for the work on Nord Stream 2. It was noted that the adoption of this document would undermine the unity of the European allies.