Today, Congressman Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement on the Obama Administration's rejection of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline:
"President Obama's own economic advisors believe that pipeline construction is critical to the creation of American jobs. Yet, the Obama Administration has decided to reject the advice of their own experts at the expense of the American worker.
"The rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is a loss for our economy and our energy security. The construction of the pipeline would have created at least 20,000 direct, blue-collar American jobs and more than 100,000 indirect jobs. It would cut in half the amount of oil we import from the Middle East and Venezuela, decreasing the cost of gasoline.
"House Republicans will continue pushing the Obama Administration to reconsider this decision and do the right thing for American workers."