Hoeven Helps Introduce Defending Keystone Jobs Act

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today joined Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) in introducing the Defending Keystone Jobs Act. This legislation would require the Department of Labor to submit a report to Congress on the number of jobs lost as a direct or indirect result of the Biden administration’s move to cancel construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

“The Biden administration’s actions to waive sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline while halting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, will cost thousands of jobs, harm our national security and make us less energy independent,” said Senator Hoeven. “This is simply the wrong approach, and instead, we should work to expand North American energy infrastructure, which is vital to U.S. economic and national security.” 

In addition to Hoeven and Risch, the legislation was introduced by Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.).