Congressional Republicans Look to Bring Back Keystone XL Pipeline

"Premier meets with Keystone XL workers" (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Government of Alberta

Joe Biden started off his presidency by infamously getting rid of the construction permit for Keystone XL pipeline. This has engendered devastating impacts on so many workers, yet Biden and the rest of the Democrat Party refuse to acknowledge this.

“Premier meets with Keystone XL workers” (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Government of Alberta

Republicans have pointed out the inappropriateness of ending thousands of jobs in the middle of an existing economic crisis. Since Biden’s cancellation of the permit, Keystone pipeline workers and unions have spoken out, noting the devastating impacts of the 46th president’s executive order.

In light of the harm caused to American workers, the oil & gas industries, and more, Republicans in Congress are pushing to revitalize Keystone pipeline, confirms Washington Examiner.

The Push to Restore Keystone XL Pipeline

North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong put forth legislation this week to approve developments and operations of Keystone pipeline while also removing the need for presidential approval; at this time, the Republican representative’s bill has the support of 83 Republican congressmembers.

Rep. Armstrong, in the Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act, also states that Biden’s shutdown of the pipeline permit is an assault on Americans reliant upon energy production.

Biden’s revocation of the pipeline permit moreover prompted several Republican congressmembers from oil and gas states to request a meeting with him; the 46th president, however, refused to engage in the requested sit-down.

Republicans have consistently slammed the shutdown of Keystone XL pipeline as harmful to the American people, the economy, and the production of energy.

The Odds of Congressional Approval

Since Republicans do not have majority control in either the House or the Senate, the Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act has some challenges ahead.

Many Democrats have lauded Biden’s decision to shut down Keystone XL pipeline. Meanwhile, the left is virtually silent about how this permit cancellation will impact jobs, American workers, and clean energy. Some top Democrats have even cavalierly suggested that now-unemployed Keystone pipeline workers should merely find new jobs.

Pushing back on the policies and executive orders of the Biden administration will become easier for the GOP if Republicans take back the House and/or Senate in 2022.

What do you think about congressional Republicans working to restore the construction permit for Keystone XL pipeline? What do you think about the impacts of Biden shutting down this pipeline? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.