Ross: “Keystone Provides Economic Opportunity and More Jobs”
WASHINGTON, D.C. --U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today voted to pass H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act.
“Opponents of the Keystone Pipeline are saying it will not benefit the U.S. but that is simply not the case,” said Ross. “The Keystone XL Pipeline will provide energy security, create jobs, and boost our economy. Canada has the third-largest oil reserves in the world and by connecting them to the most sophisticated oil-producing region in the Gulf Coast, the U.S. can achieve long-term economic benefits and energy security.
“The president has allowed politics to get in the way of approving this project for far too long. The construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline is supported by the majority of Americans. President Obama’s threat to veto this bipartisan, commonsense, pro-job legislation is an utter disappointment.”