Johnson supports bill authorizing Keystone XL Pipeline construction without presidential permit

WASHINGTON — South Dakota Rep. Dusty Johnson issued a statement on Tuesday in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act, legislation that would authorize the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline without a presidential permit.

“For years, Keystone XL played by the rules and met its burden of proof, earning dozens of local, state, and federal permits,” Rep. Johnson said. “The rule of law shouldn’t be destroyed with the swipe of the President’s pen. Rep. Armstrong’s bill reforms this system and would save American jobs along the way.”

Johnson joins more than 80 other House Republicans, including Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), in support of the legislation.

President Biden has faced criticism from both U.S. and Canadian officials after his decision to rescind the Keystone XL Pipeline permit back in January.

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