Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement following President Biden's announcement regarding sanctions on Russia.

"While hardworking Americans are suffering a domestic energy crisis with soaring gas prices, lines at pumps, and empty gas stations, President Biden is helping Putin increase Russia’s energy development rather than reclaim America’s energy independence. President Biden’s dangerous decision to waive sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline gives Russia dangerous leverage, putting America’s energy and national security at risk."