Noem Votes to Put Keystone XL on the President’s Desk
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kristi Noem today joined the U.S. House of Representatives in putting the Keystone XL Pipeline on the President’s desk. H.R.3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would authorize the long-awaited pipeline’s construction and operation. With passage in both the House and the Senate, H.R.3 will now go to the President for his signature.
“On energy policy, the President has said that we need to aim higher than a single pipeline, but I believe this pipeline is a good place to start,” said Rep. Noem. “Further delaying Keystone XL would deprive South Dakota of good jobs, millions of dollars in revenue for cash-strapped counties, and relief for the roads and rails that are currently crowded with oil transit. I am committed to doing all I can to see this pipeline through – no matter the legislative hurdles we have to cross to accomplish that.”