Senator John Walsh’s Statement On Keystone Pipeline Vote
Both Montana Democrat Senators broke party lines voting for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Senator John Walsh released the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone Pipeline.
“Today the Senate failed to enhance our energy security and put Americans to work,” Walsh said. “I will keep pushing for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline because it will create jobs and reduce our reliance on overseas oil.”
Walsh introduced the Removing RED TAPE Act which reforms the approval of future infrastructure projects to prevent the President from unilaterally stopping projects from moving forward. The bill identifies critical infrastructure projects that have become politicized, removes authority for making decisions on those projects from the President, and delegates that responsibility by Congress under its Constitutional authority to regulate commerce with foreign nations.