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The fight for the Keystone Pipeline -- Far from over -- bipartisan group of 44 senators.
Just introducing legislation that would approve the Keystone Pipeline.
Essentially bypassing president Obama's rejection.
One of those senators senator John husband is back with says he is one of the many behind this bill senator welcome.
I you've got to get senator -- to bring this to the floor of the senate.
Can that happen and what kind of timeframe are you hoping for with this bill.
But we need to move forward we have 44 sponsors on this legislation.
And this is -- very important for our country job creation.
I'm more energy independence not needing to rely on oil from the Middle East at a time when there's tremendous turmoil in the Middle East and we need to act because -- we don't this all goes to China.
But can you get senator -- to bring the bill to the floor and what are what are your expectations for actually living this legislation.
-- what we moved their last bill.
We have 44 sponsors already on this gone I'm just introducing it today so I believe we can now whether we have to try to attach it to other late legislation.
I won't do whatever we need we need to what should happen is that senator senator Reid should bring it forward.
And let's have a vote on -- I think they're strong support for on both sides of the aisle and this is the work the people this country want us to get done.
But you need form what you would need for more votes for passage do you think those are there in the senate.
I think there is strong support.
-- at the end -- last year you know we pass the payroll tax cut extension.
Eighty mind about Canon.
In the senate which included a keystone provision out of the president.
I turned it down -- -- -- act in sixty days but the reality.
This project has been under review for three years three years.
It's not sixty days it's three years so that's why we need to move forward we think we can get the support to do we're gonna keep working on it this is a vital project.
Bob for our country but what about a potential legal -- -- that could get in your way.
Well there we did our homework we actually did the research submitted to the congressional research service and under article one section eight.
Bob the constitution.
Congress has the authority to approve a project like this -- as a matter fact the Alaskan pipeline in 1973.
Was approved by congress we need to step up.
And do it again we need to act if the president won't.
And there is already I companion are -- similar bill that's in the house.
Is they're not.
There is that matter of fact that congressman Paul introduced a bill that that's almost identical to our bill also.
I congressman Lee Terry brass is got to -- -- we're gonna work with everybody.
To get it done but I think you're gonna see a push out of both the house and the senate.
To move forward on this vital project.
On one thing that is also in the senate right now the stock act which would essentially -- insider trading by members of congress.
-- your but what will be your vote on that.
Well you know I'm supportive of transparency and accountability so -- to -- legislation by expect that I will be supporting it.
Members of congress are already subject to any insider trading laws and providing disclosure this is more.
Disclosure -- and reporting more often.
But again I'm certainly for accountability and transparency.
So I'll I anticipates -- it we'll we'll take a look at the final product release the product which can be brought forward today.
And work on from there.
Senators great to talk to you as always pushing that Keystone Pipeline senator John have been Republican from Mexico to be well --
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