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Rep. Lipinski Votes to Strengthen Energy Independence (January 9, 2015)

Statement from Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) on the House of Representatives passing bipartisan legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline:

“I support the Keystone XL pipeline as a step toward reducing our dependence on oil imported from unstable and unfriendly countries.  In the past, I opposed bills that suspended environmental rules to build Keystone XL, but with those provisions removed from today’s bill, I voted to move the project forward.  The safety of our nation’s residents has been and always will be my top concern, and my record shows that I will not compromise or take shortcuts around that approach.”