01.12.15

Cassidy: We Have Common Ground On Keystone

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Bill Cassidy urged the U.S. Senate to work together to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. It was Dr. Cassidy’s first floor speech as a U.S. Senator. He a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Watch his remarks here and see excerpts below:

"…Approving this pipeline is not the final step in this independence but it is a next step. It's a good step. And the case for approving this pipeline and other energy infrastructure projects is clear. … I truly believe we have common ground.

“If we are to be guided by the science and the facts and not by prejudice, we know from President Obama's State Department it reduces carbon emissions, it will decrease the amount of oil spilled, it has minimal effect upon the environment, it will save the lives of the workers while strengthening our national security, enhancing our energy independence and creating 40,000 American jobs. That's why more than 60% of Americans support this bill. It is a jobs bill. A national security bill. It is a bill which should be passed.”