More American energy means more American jobs. But apparently, that isn’t a lesson that President Obama has learned yet.
I was glad to be a part of the Democrats and Republicans pass an amendment introduced by my good friend Senator Hoeven to move forward with the Keystone XL Pipeline. This project would create 20,000 American jobs, generate $20 billion in new private sector spending, reinforce our nation’s energy security, and benefit 1,400 American job creators – all without costing taxpayers a dime.
I also helped get an amendment passed to protect Americans from skyrocketing energy prices and significant job losses by providing a point of order against a carbon tax or a fee on carbon emissions. Families and job creators nationwide rely on affordable, abundant energy sources, and a carbon tax would burden every American with higher energy costs for just about everything they do or buy.