NEWS / VIDEO: Media Outlets Report that Rep. Terry Pushes President on “No-Brainer” Keystone XL Decision + Video of Rep. Lee Terry's Weekly Republican Address

April 1, 2013

On Saturday, Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) delivered the Weekly Republican Address, discussing House Republicans’ push to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. Calling Keystone a “no-brainer,“ Terry criticized repeated delays of the project and noted that the Keystone XL pipeline would result in a $7 billion private investment and the creation of tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs.

“It’s now been more than 1,600 days since the initial permits were filed for building the pipeline. To put that in perspective, it took the United States a little more than 1,300 days to win World War II, and it took Lewis and Clark about 1,100 days to walk the Louisiana Purchase and back. … The people and the Congress have spoken. The experts have weighed in. Now it’s the time to build the Keystone pipeline. No more delays, no more politics. If the president continues to drag his feet, Congress is prepared to act,” said Terry. To watch the weekly address, click here.

GOP: Building Keystone XL a "no-brainer"
March 30, 2013

Building the Keystone XL pipeline is a "no-brainer," said Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., in the weekly GOP address on Saturday. And if the president won't act, Terry promised, Congress will.

The proposed pipeline, which would increase the amount of crude oil sent from Canada to oil refineries on the Gulf Coast, has drawn fire from environmental groups, who worry about the potential for oil spills along the pipeline's path. They also point out that the oil that would flow through Keystone, derived from Canadian tar sands, is among the most carbon-intensive forms of energy to produce.

Advocates like Terry insist that the Keystone would "bring more North American energy to the marketplace and put thousands to work."

"Keystone is primed to give our economy a shot in the arm and make energy more affordable - and it won't cost the taxpayers a dime," Terry said.

"Despite all of that," he said, "the Obama administration continues to block Keystone, using every bureaucratic trick and excuse in the book." …

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GOP presses Obama to approve ‘no-brainer’ Keystone XL pipeline
March 30, 2013

Republicans are stepping up pressure on the Obama administration to approve work on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) called on the White House to help lower the nation's energy costs, create a total of about 140,000 jobs and provide a boost to the economy by moving forward on the pipeline.

“Keystone is primed to give our economy a shot in the arm and make energy more affordable, and it won’t cost the taxpayers a dime," Terry said Saturday in the weekly Republican address. ...

In his address, Terry criticized the White House for continuing to block the pipeline "using every bureaucratic trick and excuse in the book."

"It’s now been more than 1,600 days since the initial permits were filed for building the pipeline," he said.

“The people and the Congress have spoken. The experts have weighed in. Now it’s the time to build the Keystone pipeline. No more delays, no more politics,” Terry added. “If the president continues to drag his feet, Congress is prepared to act."

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Rep. Lee Terry will tout Keystone XL in GOP address today
March 30, 2013

Rep. Lee Terry was tapped to deliver today's weekly GOP address, with a focus on the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Omaha Republican has been a leading proponent of the pipeline, which would run from Canada's oil sands region to refineries in Texas.

According to an embargoed transcript of the address, the GOP's answer to the president's weekly address, Terry makes the case that approving the pipeline would help alleviate high energy bills and create thousands of jobs.

“So Keystone is primed to give our economy a shot in the arm and make energy more affordable — and it won't cost the taxpayers a dime,” Terry says. …

To read the full article online, click here.

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