Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act. The Keystone Pipeline XL Act would immediately authorize the construction, operation, and maintenance of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project. H.R. 3 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly and now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate.
Said Rep. Mimi Walters, “Across the country, the prevailing issue that seems to be on everyone’s minds is jobs. Passing the Keystone Pipeline Act will not only create tens of thousands of new jobs, but it will also increase our nation’s oil supply and thus reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Furthermore, it will grow our national gross domestic product by approximately $3.4 billion, and generate a substantial increase in tax revenues. Passing the Keystone Pipeline Act is a no-brainer, and I’m pleased to be supporting this pro-growth bill during my first week in Congress. It is my hope that the Senate will act swiftly to pass this legislation, and that the President will join our efforts to create solutions that move this country forward.”