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Diane B.
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  • Keystone XL Pipeline

    by Representative Diane Black

    Posted on 2015-02-11

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    BLACK asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. BLACK. Mr. Speaker, in the President's State of the Union Address he declared the need for ``21st century infrastructure.'' With today's legislation to complete the Keystone XL pipeline, we are offering him an infrastructure bill that would create jobs and promote energy security.

    This study from the President's own State Department says Keystone will create about 42,000 jobs and generate about $2 billion in earnings, all while imposing a negligible environmental impact.

    This project has been waiting for approval for more than 2,300 days. The Nebraska Supreme Court struck down the challenge against it. Fifty- eight percent of Americans said they support it, and a bipartisan majority in both Chambers of Congress approved it.

    I urge the President to listen to the will of his constituents and, if nothing else, maybe read the reports from his own administration. The excuses have run out. It is time to build.


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