Pearce: Keystone Means Jobs, Energy for America


Date: May 22, 2013
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Oil and Gas

Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce voted for H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act. The legislation approves the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL Pipeline, providing lower gas prices, reduced reliance on Middle-Eastern oil, valuable energy jobs, and investment in the U.S. Economy.

"For nearly half a decade, the American economy has suffered under slow growth, sky-high unemployment, and unending news of people without work and businesses closing down," said Pearce. "For almost that whole time, a truly shovel-ready project has been available that would mean 20,000 new American jobs and 7 billion dollars in new investment for our economy. This project alone will lower gas prices and reduce our dependence on unstable countries by providing 34.9 million gallons of oil per day--half the amount we import from the Middle East. We can't afford to delay one single day longer--let's approve the Keystone XL Pipeline and give Americans jobs, economic growth, and a secure energy future."

As chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, Pearce has been an outspoken advocate for commonsense solutions that provide energy and jobs for America, including the Keystone Pipeline. Pearce is an original cosponsor of H.R. 3.