WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today voted for H.R. 3, a bill to approval the northern section of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 266 to 153.
“For over six years President Obama has made a deliberate effort to block the completion of the Keystone Pipeline. By doing so he’s played into the hands of pocketbook environmentalists and ignored the needs of the American majority.
“Despite this, I’m proud to say that House has been unified in putting the priorities of the American people first. Today, we passed for the 10th time a bill that would approve the final leg of the pipeline, create high-paying American jobs, and make steps towards energy independence.
“The southern leg of the pipeline is already operational and runs through the Second District. I’ve see the benefits that the southern leg has already had in my district and I know this approval will enhance these effects. Additionally, we know from the state department’s reports and other sources that the final construction of the pipeline will support around 42,100 jobs and provide $5 billion in private-sector investment into the economy. This is exactly the type of economic growth that Americans want.
“With the Republican-led Senate, the President can no longer ignore the will of the American people. I look forward to this legislation quickly moving to his desk.”
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