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WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding today's announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor that 200,000 jobs were created in December and the national unemployment rate now stands at 8.5 percent:
WASHINGTON, DC - The clock continues to tick as President Obama inches closer to his deadline to approve the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline. It has now been 14 days since the president signed a bill requiring him to approve the pipeline within 60 days, unless he determines it is not in the national interest.
Over the last year, the hallmark of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the entire U.S. House of Representatives has been our sustained effort to promote job creation so Americans can get back to work. We're fighting for a smaller, more accountable federal government that works for the people and promotes common-sense solutions. We opened this Congress saying jobs are job one, and our bipartisan legislative record over the last 12 months lives up to that promise.
13 DAYS since Congress demanded action132 DAYS since State Dept. said Keystone XL was the "preferred" optionMORE THAN THREE YEARS since Keystone XL permit was filed How much longer will President Obama make America wait? The Washington Times Pipeline backers put Obama on clockBy Tim Devaney
It Has Been 12 Days Since President Obama Signed a Bill Requiring a Decision on the Job-Creating Keystone XL Pipeline within 60 Days It Has Been 131 Days Since President Obama's State Department Issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement Declaring Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Its "Preferred" Option America is Still Waiting