Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) and 83 House Republicans to introduce the Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act. This legislation authorizes the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline following President Biden’s decision to rescind the border crossing permit. This legislation would support our previous progress toward American energy independence.
“For a decade Congress put politics aside and advanced bipartisan policies to increase our nation’s energy independence. We have spurred innovation, created jobs, and boosted local economies like those in Indiana’s Sixth District. Under the Trump-Pence Administration, America even became a net exporter. Sixth District Hoosiers could directly see the difference at the gas pump as prices plummeted,” said Congressman Pence. “The Biden Administration’s decision to rescind this permit negatively impacts hardworking American families in our district and beyond. Pipelines like the Keystone XL Pipeline remain the safest and most environmentally friendly way to move fuel to heat our homes, float our ships, and power our cars. Canceling this pipeline has already cost thousands of working Americans their jobs. First, the liberal agenda goes after the Keystone XL Pipeline, but next they’ll attack the over 44,000 miles of pipelines Hoosiers rely on in the Crossroads of America.”
As part of his efforts to promote American energy independence, last week Rep. Pence joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and over 30 members of the House Energy Action Team to strongly condemn the Biden Administration’s 60-day moratorium on issuing oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters. This moratorium by the Biden Administration will have negative economic impacts on the 6th District of Indiana. From power generation down to what Hoosiers pay to heat their homes and fill their tank at the pump, this decision may lead to higher energy prices across the Indiana supply chain.