WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, an innovative, pro-growth approach to energy and infrastructure development that will remove barriers to energy production and job creation and provide for the crucial repair and improvement of America’s transportation infrastructure. Included in the legislation is a provision to facilitate swift approval for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a commonsense project that delivers jobs, energy, and infrastructure. Keystone XL is a privately funded project that will transport valuable energy supplies across the nation for decades to come. Without spending a dime of taxpayer dollars, the pipeline will create tens of thousands of jobs and supply American refineries with millions of barrels of safe and secure oil.
During his State of the Union address, President Obama said we need to eliminate barriers to infrastructure projects so America could build the next Hoover Dam or Golden Gate Bridge, yet he denied this privately funded, shovel-ready project. House Republicans are ready to give Keystone the green light and allow this important jobs and energy security project to move forward.
Keystone XL in the News
HUMAN EVENTS (Opinion): GOP Pushing New Energy and Jobs Bill
Last month, President Obama visited the House chamber and had an opportunity to chart a new course for America’s still-ailing economy. Instead, in his State of the Union address, the president doubled down on the same failed approach and gimmicks that have left unemployment above 8 percent for a full three years. The president’s economic policies are simply making it harder for small businesses to grow and hire more workers. That’s why House Republicans have been pursuing a different approach to job creation.
WSJM: Upton Expect Action Soon On Keystone Pipeline
Movement could happen this week on the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Capitol Hill. Congressman Fred Upton told WSJM’s Pat Moody he remains hopeful that something can be done to get the project to bring oil from Canada into the U.S. despite earlier objections by President Obama.
FUEL FIX: GOP to Push Votes on Keystone XL, Drilling Measures
Congressional Republicans will move to get legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline through the House and Senate by using surface-transportation bills that both chambers are taking up this week.