Valadao Statement on House Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline
Today, on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) voted to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline which would bring North American crude oil to the Midwest and Gulf Coast refineries.Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) voted to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline which would bring North American crude oil to the Midwest and Gulf Coast refineries.
Following the vote, Rep. Valadao joined with House leadership and other Members of the House of Representatives for a press rally supporting the project and urging the President to reconsider his veto threat.
“The Keystone Pipeline would create over 42,000 jobs nationwide and reduce America's dependence on foreign oil by hundreds of thousands of barrels. This project will also grow our GDP and generate tax revenue throughout the country,” stated Rep. Valadao.
He continued, “Families right here in the Central Valley will directly benefit from the creation of the pipeline which will reduce energy costs for households throughout our region. Unemployment in California, especially in the Central Valley is extremely high. This pipeline will create much needed jobs, ensure energy security, and strengthen our economy.”
S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by a vote of 270 –152.