Woodall Statement On House Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline Authorization


Date: Nov. 14, 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Oil and Gas

Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall issued the following statement with regard to his support for the U.S. House's authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline.

"At a time when energy costs and economic growth are top priorities for the American people, construction of the Keystone XL pipeline is long overdue," said Rep. Woodall. "The House has voted repeatedly to authorize this project, and I was proud to support it once again. As has often been the case in recent history, we must now wait on the Senate to take action, but it is my hope that they will quickly partner with us on this important issue."

"President Obama has often spoken of the need to create jobs and make energy affordable, but his policies and opposition to this project have had the opposite effect. For far too long, we have seen political agendas stand in the way of what is good for the economy -- and what's good for consumers. The American people have grown weary of rhetoric, and they sent a clear message on Election Day that they are demanding results. This is one opportunity for Washington to provide them."