By a margin of 67 to 25 percent, the American people overwhelmingly oppose President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and the 20,000 jobs it will create, according to a survey released this morning by Fox News. The survey says “87 percent of Republicans, 69 percent of independents and 50 percent of Democrats say build” the pipeline. The results are in line with several other surveys showing broad support for the pipeline:
- A National Journal survey released late last month found that “the overwhelming majority of Americans surveyed—64 percent—agreed that building a pipeline from Canada to the United States would ease America’s dependence on Mideast oil and create jobs.’”
- A recently released Winston Group survey found that “78 percent of Americans believe the pipeline would create a ‘significant amount of jobs.”
- A Rasmussen survey found that “56 percent of likely voters at least somewhat favor the pipeline, with 36 percent” strongly in favor of the project.
Republicans are listening to the American people, and fighting the Obama administration’s decision to surrender jobs and energy security to China by rejecting the Keystone pipeline. Last week, the House Energy & Commerce Committee approved legislation requiring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the Keystone XL pipeline within 30 days – which is now part of the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act expected to be voted on next week.
In addition to moving the Keystone pipeline forward, the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act will strengthen American’s energy security, help address rising gas prices and create more than one million new jobs by removing government barriers to American energy production. The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act is another step forward in House Republicans’ American Energy Initiative, and part of the Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators, an ongoing effort to help create a better environment for private-sector job growth by rolling back President Obama’s policies that have made our economy worse.
Learn more about the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act at speaker.gov/energy; the American Energy Initiative at facebook.com/americanenergy and the Plan for America’s Job Creators at jobs.gop.gov.