Alexander: Senate Democrats Should Stop Blocking Keystone XL Pipeline

Votes in favor of bill to approve Keystone XL, legislation fails to pass Senate

Posted on November 18, 2014

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“After six years of delay, Senate Democrats have yet again prevented approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will create thousands of jobs, help grow our economy, and bring the United States one step closer to energy independence with little impact on the environment.” – Lamar Alexander

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2014 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote in favor of legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which failed to pass the Senate by a vote of 59-41:

“After six years of delay, Senate Democrats have yet again prevented approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that will create thousands of jobs, help grow our economy, and bring the United States one step closer to energy independence with little impact on the environment. Passage of this bill is long overdue, and I hope under a new Republican Senate majority that the president will not continue stall this project for political reasons.”

Alexander is an original cosponsor of the legislation, S. 2280, introduced in April by Sen. John Hoeven (R-S.D.). Alexander has consistently cosponsored and voted in favor of legislation to move the Keystone XL pipeline forward and sent numerous letters to the president requesting approval of the project.

Alexander is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

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