U.S. Senator Mark Pryor and a bipartisan group of senators today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline following Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman’s approval of the proposed route through Nebraska Tuesday. The letter was signed by 53 senators, a majority of the U.S. Senate.
“To ensure our future energy security, we need a national energy plan and the Keystone Pipeline is a critical part of the solution,” Pryor said. “With the recent approval from Nebraska, the President is out of excuses for holding up this project. I hope he’ll act swiftly to approve the pipeline and create thousands of jobs here at home.”
Other signatories include John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) , Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Dan Coats (R-Ind.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), David Vitter (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), James Risch (R-Idaho), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), John Thune (R-S.D.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)