"The House has once again acted on a bipartisan basis to pass legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will create thousands of jobs, move the United States closer to energy independence and strengthen our national security. This project will contribute billions of dollars to communities across the nation and bolster our economy. Building the pipeline would decrease our dependency on foreign oil, continuing to protect our national security. Though President Obama has threatened to veto this significant piece of legislation once it is passed in the Senate, I urge him to reconsider for the millions of families and communities that will benefit from its construction.
"The passage of this bill marks a productive beginning to the 114th Congress, and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House as we continue to work for the good of the American people."