Gallagher Joins Effort to Continue Construction of Keystone Pipeline
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today joined Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and more than 80 of his colleagues in introducing the Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act, a bill that authorizes the construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and declares that a Presidential permit is not required.
The pipeline was projected to create thousands of jobs in Wisconsin and across the country and generate billions of dollars in economic activity. President Biden issued an Executive Order halting construction of the pipeline on his first day in office.
“President Biden’s decision to cancel construction of the Keystone Pipeline will eliminate thousands of good-paying jobs and leave billions of dollars in economic activity on the sidelines,” said Rep. Gallagher. “At a time when Americans across the country are struggling to make ends meet, Congress can and should do everything it can to protect jobs like those created by this project. I’m proud to join Rep. Armstrong in this effort to put Congress front and center in securing our economic and energy interests.”
Immediately following President Biden's decision to halt construction of the pipeline, Rep. Gallagher joined members of Wisconsin's House delegation in urging him to reconsider. He later met with members of the UA Local 400 to discuss the importance of the pipeline to the economy in Wisconsin.