McMorris Rodgers: Americans Have Spoken. It’s Time To Build.

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act:

“It has been 2,303 days since the Keystone XL Pipeline project was submitted. Americans are tired of waiting. At the same time people are struggling to find high-quality jobs, they are watching energy prices rise at home. The Keystone XL Pipeline Act is the solution America needs. America’s New Congress is listening to the American people, and today we spoke for them yet again. I urge the President to open his eyes to the innumerable benefits this project would create – including the creation of 42,000 good-paying jobs, lower energy costs for American families, and decreased dependency on foreign oil. I applaud my colleagues for their continued pursuit of this project, and thank Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) for his hard work in bringing this bill to the House Floor. Americans have spoken – and America’s New Congress is listening. It’s time to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.”