According to foreign media reports on the 4th, Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM) and other energy companies expressed concern about the strengthening of the Russian sanctions bill after the US President Donald Trump and considered it possible. The global oil and gas project led to the closure of the company and its Russian partners.
Opposition from industries such as energy may complicate the prospect of the US House of Representatives passing the bill. The bill was proposed to some extent in order to punish U.S. officials for their intervention in the U.S. election last year. The Senate held a bipartisan vote last month and passed the bill with 98-2 votes.
Essenkoff’s claim may also pose a potential political problem for the Trump administration. The Trump administration has always wanted to avoid the involvement of former US Chief Executive Officer and current US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a conflict of interest.
Tillerson, who had promised not to interfere with the affairs of Essen, did not expressly oppose the bill, but last month he called for Congress to refrain from taking any action that could constrain the government.