President Obama rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline this time last year, a result that Canada had every reason to be dismayed by, as did Americans whom the project would have employed. The issue is coming back, and the president has even less reason to nix the project than he did last time.
Nebraska Governor’s Action On Keystone Pipeline Presents President Obama an Opportunity to Back Up Rhetoric and Approve Landmark Jobs and Energy ProjectJanuary 24, 2013 | Blog Post
“I don’t want the energy jobs of tomorrow going to other countries. I want them here in the United States of America. And that’s what an all-of-the-above strategy is all about. That’s how we break our dependence on foreign oil.”
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the bipartisan Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, H.R. 307, by a vote of 395 to 29. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), reauthorizes provisions of the Project Bioshield Act of 2004 and Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act of 2006 for an additional five years.
Nebraska Approves Keystone XL Route; Energy and Commerce Leaders Pledge Action to Ensure Pipeline’s ConstructionJanuary 22, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today pledged continued action in support of the Keystone XL pipeline following Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman’s approval of the proposed reroute of the pipeline through the Cornhusker state. Now that the Nebraska process is complete, the next step is for the president to approve the Presidential Permit.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved the rules of the committee and advanced five pieces of legislation, versions of which were previously considered and approved by the full House, during the organizational mee
Energy and Commerce Report Reveals $4 Billion in Stimulus Grants Has Gone to Foreign-Based CompaniesJanuary 18, 2013 | ICYMI
On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released an in-depth analysis that revealed a significant portion of stimulus-funded renewable energy grants have gone to internationally based companies; specifically, one out every four dollars spent on the Section 1603 stimulus program has gone to foreign entities.