Mr. Speaker, it is time to bring American energy to Americans. The Keystone pipeline is the answer.
For over 6 years, the administration has been saying no to energy independence. Six years. That is longer than it took us to win World War II.
Oil is the most reliable and cost-effective source of energy the United States has. The Keystone pipeline, from Canada to Texas, will bring as much crude oil as we get from Saudi Arabia. It will begin energy security and national security. It will bring jobs.
The pipeline will make Middle Eastern politics and energy irrelevant. It won't cost the taxpayers any money.
I have previously introduced the KFAST bill which will directly and immediately approve the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. Instead of leaving Americans at the mercy and the questionable loyalties of unstable Middle Eastern countries, we should take care of ourselves.
If the administration continues to be obstinate and politically stonewall the pipeline, the Canadians will simply sell it to someone else, like China. Now, isn't that lovely?
Build the pipeline. It is the right thing to do.
And that is just the way it is.