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Keystone XL Pipeline

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. WOMACK. Mr. Speaker, last night in this very Chamber, I heard the President talk of an ``all-of-the-above'' energy strategy for our Nation. I couldn't agree more. But this is the same President who a few days ago rejected the Keystone XL pipeline project, a $7 billion trifecta shovel-ready for America: jobs, energy security, and urgent logistical relief necessary to move oil to the gulf coast region.

Count me as one of the disappointed. At a time when we should be doing everything we can to be giving American workers a lift, instead we take to the bully pulpit and preach envy and division, simply a smokescreen for political convenience and expedience.

Mr. President, if you truly believe in an all-of-the-above strategy, if you're genuinely concerned about 8 1/2 percent unemployment, and if you're looking for a bipartisan way to reverse this economic course we are on, say ``yes'' to Keystone XL.

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