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Posted: Tuesday, 11 March 2014 3:30PM

Upton Talks Help For Ukraine



Congress is looking into ways to strike back at Russia for its invasion of the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine. Fred Upton says Senate action is now pending to help the Ukrainian government financially.

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Another issue is natural gas, as Russia controls the supply of the fuel for most of Eastern Europe. Upton says the House Energy and Commerce Committee is working to get natural gas exports to Ukraine approved quickly to halt big price hikes.

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Upton says the federal government does allow for natural gas to be exported, but approval can sometime take several months. The House is working to expidite sending the fuel to the Ukraine now in response to Russia's military moves.

   

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