Hoeven Statement on the Pending House Vote on the Keystone XL Bill

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement on tomorrow’s pending House vote on legislation he authored to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project:

“Tomorrow, the U.S. House will vote on bipartisan legislation I authored to approve the Keystone XL pipeline based on Congress’s authority under the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. If the House approves the Senate-passed bill, we won’t have to conference it, and it will go right to the president’s desk. He will then have 10 days to decide to sign or veto it.

“The American people have repeatedly expressed their support for the project in poll after poll. Furthermore, in a recent poll, 65 percent of registered voters said they believe the president should sign my bill approving the pipeline, and only 22 percent believe he should veto it. Additionally, all of the states along the route of the project have signed off on it. The president needs to work with Congress in a bipartisan way and approve the Keystone XL pipeline project for the American people.”