My good friend Senator John Hoeven submitted a fresh bill that would bypass the White House and congressionally approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit. He said all 45 Senate Republicans support the bill, and he is working with Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Mary L. Landrieu to get enough Democrats on board for it to pass.
Here is what I think: Congress needs to make a decision because the administration has delayed making its decision indefinitely. Senator Hoeven’s bill acknowledges the vital national interest this project represents on many levels. It will create thousands of jobs, boost our economy, help to reduce our reliance on Middle Eastern oil, and make our country more secure.
Let’s face it the review process has been thorough and enough is enough.