Congressman Gibbs Votes to Send Keystone to the President’s Desk
Washington, D.C.—Congressman Gibbs released the following statement after the House passed the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act:
“Today, the House passed the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which now awaits approval from President Obama. After six years of studies and delays from the Administration, the pipeline has exceeded all the requirements regarding safety and the environment that are necessary to move forward with construction. The President has threatened to veto this legislation strictly for political purposes, yet Congress has come together to pass this bipartisan legislation that will create jobs, grow our economy, and move us toward energy independence.
“It is no surprise the President continues to threaten a veto. With the bill finally going to his desk, I am eager to see if the Administration will listen to the American people and a bipartisan majority of Congress or continue to block free-market energy opportunities. It is past time to build the Keystone Pipeline and I hope President Obama makes the right decision.”