Senator David Perdue Applauds Senate Passage of Keystone Jobs Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today applauded the Senate for passing legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline:

“I’m proud to have cosponsored the bipartisan Keystone jobs bill, because it benefits Americans in so many ways,” said Senator Perdue. “It will create tens of thousands of jobs, it will get us closer to energy independence, and will help lower energy costs for families and small businesses.

“Over the past few weeks, the new Republican majority has demonstrated that the Senate is functional again. For too long, Georgians, and people all over America, have been frustrated with the gridlock in Washington – and rightfully so. But amendments offered to this bill surpassed the total amount of amendments offered all of last year. Now that we’re actually debating bills again, we can work towards lowering our debt and getting Americans back to work.

“It’s encouraging that so many of my Senate colleagues share the urgency to get this project moving so it can help our lagging economy. I urge the President to reconsider his veto threat of this important jobs bill. The President’s support for this bill will be seen as an important step towards a better working relationship with Congress.”