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H.R. 684: Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act

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This has been an XL-sized political issue from the beginning, and it’s not changing now.


At a proposed length of 1,210 miles, the Keystone XL pipeline is a project planned by the company TC Energy to transport oil from Canada to the U.S. (The company was called TransCanada until 2019.) The pipeline would run through three states: North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

The project has raised the ire of many environmentalists. It’s also opposed by many Native Americans, since it would run across a lot of reservation land and some sacred sites. In November 2015, President Barack Obama officially rejected the project, after his State Department’s review concluded it would be environmentally damaging while only creating 35 jobs.

In January 2017, on …

Sponsor and status

Kelly Armstrong

Sponsor. Representative for North Dakota At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Feb 2, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 2, 2021

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147 Cosponsors (147 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congresswoman Tenney Highlights Plan to Secure American Energy Independence
    — Rep. Claudia Tenney [R-NY22] (Co-sponsor) on May 31, 2022

Higgins, Palmer, Republican Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Support American Energy Production
    — Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 4, 2022

Congressman Mo Brooks Cosponsors Bill to Authorize Job-Generating Keystone XL Pipeline
    — Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 3, 2021

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Feb 2, 2021

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