WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) in introduced the Defending Keystone Jobs Act, a bill to require the Department of Labor to submit a report to Congress on the number of jobs lost as a direct or indirect result of the Biden Administration’s move to cancel construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

“President Biden campaigned on supporting middle-class union jobs, yet on day one he chose to cancel American workers’ livelihoods and the revenue state and local communities would receive from the Keystone XL pipeline,” said Senator Cramer. “Our bill would require the Administration to acknowledge the damage it has caused, even as the President allows Russia to build a less environmentally friendly pipeline of its own.”

On his first day in office, President Biden issued an executive order revoking the permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator Cramerdenounced this Executive Order and introduced legislation to reverse his action. 

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