PEARCE STANDS FIRM IN FAVOR OF PUTTING AMERICANS BACK TO WORK
Washington, DC (December 16, 2011) Today, Congressman Steve Pearce called for the Senate to include the Keystone Pipeline project in the payroll tax cut extension. The extension bill passed by the House of Representatives earlier this week gives the President 60 days to make a decision on the pipeline.
“The Keystone Pipeline project would create around 20,000 jobs immediately, and Americans desperately need jobs,” said Pearce. “National unemployment is at 8.6 percent. This is an unacceptably high number of Americans out of work. As a nation, we cannot afford to continue delaying decisions that would create jobs for hardworking Americans and enable them to better provide for their families. When people are put back to work, our economy will begin to grow again.”
“It is time to put the political games aside,” Pearce continued. “We must all work together to ensure the culmination of projects, such as the Keystone Pipeline. In focusing on job growth, reducing unnecessary job-killing regulations, and striving toward lower corporate taxes, we can open the door to new jobs, new companies, and new investments, thus aiding our failing economy. Only by putting Americans back to work can we better our nation and make the future brighter for our families.”