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McCarthy Statement on the Administration's Decision Regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline

Jan 18, 2012
Press Release

Washington D.C. – Congressman Kevin McCarthy released the following statement in response to the Obama Administration's decision to reject the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline project:

"It strains credibility that the Obama Administration would reject the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline project, and even more outrageous that this political decision comes just one day after the President's own Council on Jobs and Competitiveness endorsed the idea as a job creator. At a time when over thirteen million Americans are out of work, we have an obligation as leaders to do everything in our power to get Americans back to work. The Keystone project is projected to create tens of thousands of American jobs immediately, draw billions of dollars in new investment to the United States and increase our domestic energy security. Regretfully, the President has yet again put his re-election campaign ahead of the people suffering as a result of his failed economic policies."