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Congressman Hice Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline Act

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Washington D.C., January 9, 2015 | comments

WASHINGTON D.C.  Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. This act allows for the expansion and construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which transports crude oil from Canada into the United States. Congressman Hice (GA-10) released the following statement concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline Act and future goals towards energy independence. 


"Voting for the Keystone XL Pipeline Act was a no-brainer for me. Once completed the Keystone XL Pipeline will facilitate the transport of over 800,000 barrels of Canadian oil per day. This would effectively squash our overwhelming dependence on Venezuelan oil, create jobs, and stimulate the economy. It is my understanding that the House has voted in favor of expanding the pipeline, and advancing American energy independence upwards of ten times. It is now time for the President to listen to the American people.


"Keystone XL will create over 40,000 jobs, make energy more affordable for hard-working Americans, and lessen our dependence on foreign oil imports. We know that the President is once again threatening to halt the efforts of this crucial project by veto. However, I encourage the President to reconsider the wasted use of his veto äóÖpen' and instead take this bipartisan measure into consideration for the good of the American people."

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