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Rep. Tom Graves Votes to Send Keystone XL Approval Bill to the President
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Keystone XL Approval Act (S. 1), Senate-passed legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline:
“This common-sense jobs bill has bipartisan support from across the political spectrum. In the Senate, it was passed with the support of nine Democrats, and today it passed the House with the support of 29 of my Democrat colleagues. It’s been subject to five safety and environmental reviews by the president’s own State Department, and is even supported by labor unions. Yet, the president still threatens to veto this jobs bill. As I’ve said before, I truly hope that, once a bill is sitting on his desk, the president will not turn his back on all of the Americans who would have the opportunity to work as a result of this pipeline.”
Although the House first passed legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline this Congress on January 9, 2015, the Senate bill contained minor differences, which prompted the House to take up the Senate bill. The House passed S. 1 today by a bipartisan vote of 270 to 152. S. 1 passed the Senate on January 29, 2015 by a bipartisan vote of 62-36.