November 6, 2015

Cassidy Comments on President’s Keystone Rejection

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) released the following statement after President Obama rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline:

“The president’s rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline shows his allegiance to his supporters, not the American people. He rejected more than 40,000 direct and indirect jobs that the American people want created. He ignored the 60 percent of Americans who want the pipeline built. Keystone could save workers’ lives because transporting oil by pipeline means fewer accidents and spills. It is supported by Republicans and Democrats. It’s a jobs bill the president has no reason to ignore. Louisiana families want Keystone built. It’s a jobs bill. It’s a workers’ safety bill. It’s an American bill.”

In his first floor speech as a U.S. Senator, Dr. Cassidy urged the U.S. Senate to work together to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Watch his remarks here. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Cassidy was an original sponsor of the House-passed bill.