We’ve been working to pass the Keystone XL Pipeline for four years. It would obviously create good-paying jobs and increase our energy independence. It’s a no-brainer.
But thanks to a President committed to undermining domestic energy production and major energy projects, it hasn’t been able to get approved. President Obama and Democrats in Congress just keep kicking the can down the road.
But, we’re finally moving a step forward. The House of Representatives passed legislation written by Dr. Bill Cassidy to finally approve the Keystone Pipeline.
There is no other single project that has the same positive jobs benefit, the same positive energy security benefit, and five clean environmental impact statements. It has broad-based support, reflecting the majority of Americans understanding that Washington needs to stop getting in the way of our economic recovery.
It’s long past time to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. I’ve worked with colleagues in the Senate since 2011 to push this forward, and I’ll continue to fight until it’s complete.
As always, I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on energy, the Keystone XL pipeline, and other issues important to you. Please contact me with your ideas at any of my state offices or in my Washington office. You can also reach me online at vitter.senate.gov.
United States Senator