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Nelson, Lockstep Liberals Torpedo Keystone XL Pipeline

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Liberal Senator Bill Nelson, a member of the conference committee charged with drafting a transportation funding bill, has yet again sided with President Obama and their failed Lockstep Liberal agenda and allowed the Keystone XL Pipeline--a vital project that would immediately create jobs--to be dropped from the final bill.

Congressman Connie Mack voted to authorize construction of the pipeline back in April, but after the President called his closest friend and confidant in the Senate, Bill Nelson, Nelson voted against the Senate version. The transportation bill has been stalled since then.

Responding to Nelson siding with Obama instead of the people of Florida, Mack said:

"Senator Nelson is using his perch as a member of the conference committee to stop the authorization of a project the American people want and need, the Keystone XL Pipeline.

"It's appalling how easily Senator Nelson is swayed to do President Obama's bidding rather than what's right for Florida. With more than 20 million Americans out of work and even more underemployed, why are these Lockstep Liberals standing in the way of a project that would put Americans back to work?"


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