May 28, 2013
By Diane Cohen
Washington, DC – A bipartisan bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, create thousands of American jobs, and increase the Nation’s energy security was approved by the House of Representatives. H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, ends the President’s long delay of this thoroughly reviewed and vetted project.
“H.R. 3 is a common-sense bill to bring more jobs and greater energy security to the American people,” said Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), a co-sponsor of the legislation. “Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline continues to be delayed by the President after more than 1,700 days. It is time to do what’s best for the American people by approving this long stalled energy and jobs project. The President has failed to lead, so Congress will finally move this project forward.”