WASHINGTON, D.C.--Today, the House passed HR3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. This legislation approves TransCanada’s application to construct and build the pipeline bringing oil and jobs to Americans. This is the 10th time the House has approved the Keystone Pipeline with Congressman Poe’s support. “The construction of the Keystone pipeline will create jobs, increase our energy and national security making Middle Eastern turmoil irreverent. This project has been stonewalled and held hostage to petty politics for far too long. The House has once again acted, I urge the Senate and the President to do the same.”
Congressman Poe previously introduced H.R. 3, the Keystone For a Secure Tomorrow Act (K-FAST) that would allow Congress to directly approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.