Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam Responds to Obama Administration Blocking the Job-Creating Keystone XL Pipeline

Jan 18, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement today after President Obama denied the application for expansion of the job-creating Keystone XL Pipeline:

"This Administration is proving to Americans they just don't understand what will help middle class employment. Even with the American economy starved for jobs, the President chose to side with political allies over thousands of reliable, middle-class American jobs. The expansion of the privately-funded Keystone XL Pipeline would have brought more reliable energy from an American ally – marginalizing hostile foreign powers – and created 20,000 new American union construction and manufacturing jobs. A no-cost project like Keystone is exactly the type of low-hanging fruit that Americans expect Washington to support. For a president that talks about uniting, he's squandered a rare opportunity to join with Republicans, Democrats, unions, American businesses, and his very own jobs council."