BY U.S. SENATOR TOM COTTON –
Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Cotton today released the following statement on the Senate’s passage of a bill approving the Keystone XL Pipeline:
“Today, the Senate voted to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline after weeks of a robust and transparent debate. This project is a win for Arkansas as it will lower energy costs, create and sustain hundreds of jobs in the Natural State at Welspun Tubular, and provide our businesses much needed certainty. I was pleased the final bill contained additional measures to protect Arkansans and their tax dollars from government overreach and inefficiency.
“The fate of the Keystone XL Pipeline is now in President Obama’s hands. After six years of delays and veto threats, Arkansans and Americans are rightly tired of his weak excuses. It’s time the President put workers and families first. He should sign this bill immediately and approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.”