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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee

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Black Statement on Obama’s Latest Keystone XL Delay

April 18, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) issued the following statement on the news that the Obama Administration would again be delaying a decision to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Just yesterday, President Obama shamefully tried to lecture Republicans on the need to ‘move on’ from Obamacare and focus on job creation, despite the fact that House Republicans have passed dozens of jobs bills that are sitting on Harry Reid’s desk awaiting a vote,” said Congressman Black. “Today’s decision to again punt on such an overwhelmingly popular and bipartisan jobs project is just another sad example of how unserious this President really is about helping the American people get back to work. The Keystone XL pipeline would provide tens of thousands of jobs to American workers that are struggling in the Obama economy and the Administration has held this project up for far too long.”

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees.