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Republican IL 12

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  • Keystone XL Pipeline Act

    by Representative Mike Bost

    Posted on 2015-01-09

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    BOST. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding.

    Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 3 and the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

    Part of the existing pipeline system actually supplies the Wood River Refinery in the 12th Congressional District in Illinois.

    In anticipation of the construction of this pipeline, the owners have spent $4 billion upgrading the facility and created about 2,400 jobs over a 4-year period. Construction of the Keystone XL extension would deliver similar benefits to other regions of the country, creating over 42,000 jobs in construction, manufacturing, transportation, and services industries.

    It is for these reasons that a diverse coalition of businesses and labor unions in the construction and building trades industries have come out in support of H.R. 3, and I encourage all of my colleagues to do the same.

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