Republican Main Street Partnership Urges President Obama to Act on Keystone XL Pipeline

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) – “It is time for this Administration to act on this job creating project that will aid in efforts to put America on the road to energy independence.”

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, the Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) joined Republican leaders in both chambers of Congress in calling for the Obama administration to act on the Keystone XL pipeline.  “It is time for this Administration to act on this job creating project that will aid in efforts to put America on the road to energy independence,” said former U.S. Rep Tom Davis (R-VA), President of RMSP.

The Keystone XL pipeline has undergone an exhaustive review. A draft, supplemental draft and final Environmental Impact Statement have been issued – totaling more than 10,000 pages. Fourteen proposed routes for the pipeline have been studied.

“The time to act is now,” continued Davis.  “The President has spoken at length about how long we have between now and next year’s election.  He is right, which is why he should not delay a decision on this important project for purely political reasons.”

Earlier this year, the House passed the North-American Made Energy Security (NAMES) Act.  This bill would have required a decision to be made by the Obama administration on the Keystone XL project by November 1.  The NAMES Act is one of the 20 House-passed jobs bills that Senate Democrats continue to block.

“We urge the Obama administration to put politics aside and do what is in the best interest of the American economy and American workers,” concluded Davis.

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The Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) is dedicated to promoting and building a pragmatic, thoughtful, fiscally conservative, and inclusive “Governing Majority,” where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans. Embracing the full spectrum of center-right ideologies and values in order to build coalitions, RMSP is the largest organization of elected leaders who are in the mold of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. For more information on RMSP, visit our website at www.republicanmainstreet.org.

 

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