Keystone Bill a Chance for House to Vote for Manufacturing Jobs and Energy

Pipeline Will Create Jobs and Enhance American Energy Security

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement in support of H.R. 3 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Keystone XL is an essential part of an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy that will create thousands of jobs and enhance America’s energy security. Manufacturers use one-third of our nation’s energy supply, and Keystone XL will provide an affordable energy source to help manufacturers compete globally.

Keystone XL has been under review for nearly five years, and we are still waiting for a decision. The State Department has reported several times that the project will pose no significant harm to the environment, yet the project remains in limbo. The longer we wait for approval of Keystone XL, the longer it delays the creation of thousands of high-paying manufacturing jobs for American workers.

We ask members of the House to support H.R. 3, which will deem the National Environmental Policy Act process complete and end the delays for approval of Keystone XL. Manufacturers have waited long enough. It’s time to approve this important job-creating energy project.” 

Last week, NAM member Peter Bowe, president of Ellicott Dredges, testified before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade on the benefits of Keystone XL to manufacturers. Click here to read his testimony.

Please click here to read the NAM Key Vote letter on H.R. 3.

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