REED APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF BILL APPROVING KEYSTONE PIPELINE
Today Tom Reed supported legislation which advances the approval process of the Keystone Pipeline. The Keystone XL Pipeline Act (H.R. 3) passed the House of Representatives this afternoon with a bipartisan vote of 266-153. The bill requires the Executive Branch to approve the pipeline.
Yes, 28 Democrats voted for it and no Republican voted against it (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2015/roll016.xml). In Reed’s view, it doesn’t take many Democratic votes to make a bill he favors bipartisan.
“Passage of this bill is a win for all Americans,” Reed, Co-Chair of the House Manufacturing Caucus, said. “The Keystone XL Pipeline not only creates countless infrastructure construction jobs, but it will also lower energy costs and put us another step closer to reducing our dependence on Middle East crude.” In addition to creating jobs, lowering energy costs and increasing energy security, construction of the pipeline will contribute to the rebirth of domestic manufacturing.
Countless jobs, Tom, really? It is hard to see how this bill is a win for the many Americans who oppose it; perhaps they don’t count.
“It’s not fair that these jobs are held hostage to politics,” Reed said. “I urge the Administration to show that it cares about economic development by building this pipeline.”
The pipeline would be built by a private company, not the administration. This bill, H.R. 3, has nothing to do with politics? Who believes that?
© William Hungerford – January 2015