WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive action to advance two pipeline projects:
“Thanks to President Trump's executive order, the Keystone pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline can finally be built. It's about time. The unfortunate reality is that these important infrastructure projects were used by special interests to advance their radical anti-energy agenda and were therefore needlessly halted by the last administration—to the detriment of America’s national interest. These pipelines will strengthen our nation’s energy supply and help keep energy costs low for American families.
“Congress is committed to working with President Trump to move forward with safe and vital infrastructure that will boost our economy and create thousands of good-paying jobs in states across the country.”