Keystone XL Pipeline Act

Floor Speech

By: Ted Poe
By: Ted Poe
Date: Jan. 9, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Oil and Gas


Mr. POE of Texas. I thank the gentleman.

Mr. Speaker, the permitting for the Keystone pipeline has taken
longer than it took for the United States to win World War II. Isn't
that lovely?

The pipeline will bring oil to my home State of Texas. Pipelines are
the safest way to transport oil. The Keystone will deliver as much oil
as we get from Saudi Arabia. The United States should work more with
our neighbors--our normal neighbors--Canada and Mexico to develop our
national resources and compete with OPEC.

Mr. Speaker, this is a national security and energy security issue.
We can make the Middle East, its politics, its oil, and its turmoil
irrelevant. It is time to pick a horse and ride it.

And that is just the way it is.