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Keystone XL Pipeline

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. OLSON. Mr. Speaker, while the President campaigns on his ``we can't wait'' slogan, American workers are still asking, ``Where are the jobs?'' The President knows that 20,000 true shovel-ready American jobs can be created by approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Why is he rejecting 20,000 American jobs? Why is he not reducing our dependence upon Middle Eastern sources of oil? Why is he not increasing our energy security, which increases our national security? Why isn't he taking our debt crisis seriously by increasing revenue from taxpayers with American jobs? Why is he not listening to the American people?

Mr. Speaker, the American people deserve better from their President. He should focus on the 20,000 new jobs he could help create--not the one he wants to keep.

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