Republican Majority Votes to Create Jobs and Expedite American Energy Independence
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 5682, To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
“Achieving energy independence is vital for our nation’s economic growth and national security,” said Congressman Collins. “For the past six years, the President’s Administration has hidden behind political motives to delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. While the Obama Administration and Senate Democrats have delayed, the American people have missed out on the thousands of jobs and lower energy costs that would be created by approval of the pipeline.
“As November’s elections results prove, Americans want economic growth and jobs now, and House Republicans are taking a major step towards those goals. It is time for the President and Senate Democrats to put aside their punitive political agenda and harness our nation’s energy potential.”