Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Connect

Hudson Supports Resolution Opposing Russian Pipeline

December 11, 2018
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2018
 
Hudson Supports Resolution Opposing Russian Pipeline
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), a member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission and a strong and vocal leader against Russian aggression on the world stage, applauded House passage of H.Res. 1035, a resolution he cosponsored to express opposition to the completion of the Nord Stream II pipeline. In July, Rep. Hudson’s amendment to express concerns about the ramifications of the construction of the pipeline was adopted as part of the Berlin Declaration at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly annual session
 
“There’s worldwide agreement that Nord Stream II is a terrible idea,” said Rep. Hudson. “We cannot allow Russia to dramatically increase its stranglehold on European energy and expand its economic and political influence throughout the region.”
 
In July, at an international gathering of parliamentarians in Berlin, Germany, Rep. Hudson represented the United States and put forward an amendment to express concerns about the ramifications of the construction of the Nord Stream II pipeline and possible increases in economic and political instability in the OSCE region. This amendment was adopted a day before President Trump’s remarks at the NATO Summit questioning the Nord Stream II pipeline.
 
Rep. Hudson representing the United States at an international gathering of parliamentarians in Berlin, Germany.
 
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, is an independent agency of the Federal Government charged with monitoring compliance with the Helsinki Accords and advancing comprehensive security through promotion of human rights, democracy, and economic, environmental and military cooperation in 57 countries. The Commission consists of nine members from the U.S. Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce.
 
As a member of the Helsinki Commission, Congressman Hudson regularly represents the United States at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA), which facilitates inter-parliamentary dialogue among the participating States. He currently serves as a vice-chair of the OSCE PA Ad Hoc Committee on Countering Terrorism. He also co-chairs the Transatlantic Parliamentary Group, a transatlantic caucus that includes members of the U.S. Congress and the European Parliament and aims to assess international security threats, economic crises, and social issues. Through his leadership with the Commission, Commissioner Hudson is committed to combatting religious persecution and anti-Semitism, preventing human trafficking, tackling terrorism and promoting economic cooperation and free speech.
 
###