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Griffin: President's Pipeline Delay Is Killing Jobs in Arkansas; House to Vote Later Today to Force the President to Decide on Keystone XL's Future

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Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after learning that employees at Welspun Tubular in Little Rock, AR were laid off because of delays in the Keystone XL Pipeline project:

"Welspun is laying off workers in Arkansas because the President refuses to decide on the future of the Keystone XL Pipeline until after the next election. I don't agree with Big Labor bosses on much, but even they understand that the President's political posturing on this issue is costing us jobs at a time when far too many Americans are still out of work. Arkansas workers cannot wait another year for the President to make a decision. That is why the House will vote today on a bill that will require him to make a decision on the pipeline within 60 days of enactment. The President should put all of our governmental resources into approving this pipeline. Arkansas workers are counting on it."

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