U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement on the latest State Department report concerning the Keystone XL Pipeline:
"This report from the Obama administration once again confirms that there is no reason for the White House to continue stalling construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. So, Mr. President, no more stalling-- no more excuses. Please pick up that pen you've been talking so much about and make this happen. Americans need these jobs.
"The Keystone XL Pipeline is the single largest shovel-ready project in America, ready to go, but for years President Obama and his hard-left allies have stalled these jobs in a maze of red tape. But if the President meant what he said this week about "a year of action,' he'll act now on this important project that won't cost taxpayers a dime to build but will bring thousands of private sector jobs to Americans who desperately need them. There is overwhelming bipartisan support for these jobs and I will continue to push for immediate consideration of bipartisan legislation introduced by Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Lee Terry that will get the pipeline built and preclude radical environmental groups from tying it up in the courts, even if the President were to eventually approve the project."