Buck Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline
Washington, D.C. - Today the House voted on the Keystone XL Pipeline Act (H.R. 3), sponsored by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND). Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO), a proud cosponsor, released the following statement:
"Today, together with my colleagues in the House, I responded to calls from a majority of Americans by voting to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. For years, President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate needlessly delayed the project to appease radical environmentalists and promote their agenda. They willfully ignored important facts about the project. Pipelines are the safest mode of transporting oil and gas to Americans. State Department studies and environmental reviews have repeatedly demonstrated the pipelineâ€™s environmental impact will be negligible. It will increase energy security and independence for the American people and will create thousands of jobs. With a Republican-controlled Senate, the onus is on President Obama to put the good of the American people over his ideological agenda. Even Former Obama Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar called the project a â€œwin-win.â€ Yet, President Obama has already threatened to veto the project, once again demonstrating a disregard for the will of the people. Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle should be able to come together on this common sense issue and overcome President Obamaâ€™s needless obstruction."
Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He is also a member of the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee and the Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.