The much-debated Keystone XL Pipeline bill has received final legislative approval. The Indiana Congressional Delegation voted along party lines, with Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-8) calling the project a "no-brainer." It now moves to President Barack Obama's desk. He has vowed to veto the bill. February 11, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline project as amended and passed by the U.S. Senate.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after voting again to approve the pro-energy, pro-jobs, and pro-national security project:

“The State Department’s own report confirms that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will create over 40,000 American jobs and have minimal impact on the environment,” said Bucshon. “This project is a no-brainer. Over 60 percent of the American people, industry leaders, and union workers support the project. It’s been properly vetted over 6 years and thousands of pages of review by the State Department. It’s passed both chambers of Congress with the support of Democrats and Republicans. The President is the only obstacle in the way of the good-paying jobs and energy security this project will support. I sincerely hope the President reconsiders his ideological position and signs this bill into law.”

Congressman Larry Bucshon, a physician from Southern Indiana, is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 114th Congress, Bucshon will serve on the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.

Source: The Office of Congressman Larry Bucshon

February 11, 2015

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WASHIHNGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after voting to send legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline to the President’s desk:

"The Keystone XL Pipeline will expand economic opportunity by creating 42,000 jobs and increasing the supply of affordable energy. It will not increase carbon emissions and will have a positive impact on safety and the environment. The House and Senate have acted in a bipartisan fashion to send legislation that will make this project a reality to the President's desk. Now it’s President Obama's turn to show the American people our leaders can work together to produce real results. I urge him to sign this bill."

S.1 - the Keystone XL Approval Act - removes all remaining barriers to the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It was passed by the Senate on January 29, 2015 and was approved by the House of Representatives today.

To learn more about Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks, please visit: www.SusanWBrooks.house.gov.

Source: The Office of Congresswoman Susan Brooks