Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-03) voted today in favor of H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act. H.R. 3 removes the need for a presidential permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline.
After the vote, Congressman Yoho said, "The Keystone XL Pipeline is the Transcontinental Railroad of our time. It unlocks 20,000 much-needed jobs and pumps $20 billion into our economy. We needed this legislation today to break the lock President Obama has placed on American ingenuity through a permit process of more than 1700 days and 15,500 pages of review. For every page written and day delayed, that's an American who could have been working. Streamlining government allows more Americans to work, and that's what we did today."