Hoeven Statement on Transcanada's New Application for a Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON -- Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement in response to TransCanada Corp.’s new application for a presidential permit allowing the Keystone XL Pipeline to be built. The project requires a presidential permit because it crosses the international border between the U.S. and Canada:

“We welcome TransCanada’s reapplication for a presidential permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. Last Congress, both the Senate and the House passed my bipartisan legislation to approve the project. It was then vetoed by President Obama after he had delayed the project for more than seven years. President Trump’s invitation to reapply earlier this week and the company’s action today signals that our nation is ready to build the energy infrastructure we need. It will create jobs and economic growth, while also making our country safer by helping us to be more energy secure.”