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  • Keystone XL Pipeline

    by Representative Jeff Denham

    Posted on 2013-05-08

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    DENHAM asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. DENHAM. As chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, tomorrow the full Transportation Committee will be taking up legislation which represents a significant opportunity to create American jobs and spur economic growth in our country.

    Quite simply, the Northern Route Approval Act will end years of bureaucratic delays and finally allow construction to the Keystone XL pipeline project. The delay alone over the last 4 years has blocked 120,000 American jobs. The delays have to stop. This has bipartisan support. It is time to stop the delays. In my home State of California, we have not only seen huge skyrocketing gas prices, but we continue to see high unemployment and rolling blackouts.

    I'm part of the House Energy Action Team, and it is time to make sure that we have energy independence, lower [[Page H2491]] gas prices and energy prices, and create American jobs. It's time to stop the delays of the Keystone XL pipeline.


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