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  • Keystone XL Pipeline Act

    by Representative John Shimkus

    Posted on 2015-01-09

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    SHIMKUS asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SHIMKUS. Mr. Speaker, I also want to say congratulations again to my friend Congressman Pallone for assuming the ranking position. We look forward to working with you.

    Today is a great day. This pipeline should have been approved 6 years ago, like so many other transnational pipelines in our history. A pipeline is the safest way to move bulk liquid product, more than any other means. It will be from an ally, a trusted ally. More crude oil on the world market lowers prices for everybody. It is more money in the individual citizen's pocket. It actually is a very great day.

    Let's just debunk this myth. This oil is going to go in refineries in my district, Mike Bost's district, Ohio, Indiana, and in the gulf coast. We are going to get the double effort because we are going to be able to refine this, put it on the U.S. market, and lower energy prices for all our citizens. It is a great day.

    Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for bringing it to the floor.

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