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  • Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

    by Representative Rick W. Allen

    Posted on 2015-02-11

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    ALLEN. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

    Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.

    I think on both sides all we talk about is creating jobs. For 6 years, this project has been studied. We hear that over and over again. Every environmental report has been favorable. In fact, the President's own State Department says that the construction of this pipeline will create tens of thousands of jobs.

    At a time when millions of Americans are struggling, this is a project that is ready to go. As we said, we have pipeline stacked up and ready to put in the ground.

    The Keystone pipeline is not just important to growing our economy. This project is critical to securing North American energy independence and reducing our dependence on foreign oil.

    Congress has taken action with bipartisan support, and finally we will put this priority on the President's desk. I urge the President to listen to the American people who support this project and reconsider his threat to veto this critical legislation.

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