01.24.17

Senator David Perdue: Jump Starting Keystone & American Energy

“We finally have a president who has the guts to choose American workers over special interests.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement regarding reports that President Donald J. Trump will take action to advance the Keystone Pipeline and American energy projects:

“We finally have a president who has the guts to choose American workers over special interests. Energy projects like the Keystone Pipeline will generate jobs and inject new life into our economy. For years, we’ve had our hands tied by a Democratic Administration unwilling to unleash our full energy potential, even after its own environmental assessments returned favorable reviews. Last Congress, President Obama vetoed the Keystone Pipeline, after Congress approved the project with a bipartisan majority in both chambers. President Trump is already translating his rhetoric into results, and I look forward to working together to make our country more energy independent.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.