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The White House today -- -- GOP led house before voting to approve the Keystone Pipeline but it wasn't just Republicans going against president.
69 Democrats out of a 190 also voting yes.
And -- transportation bill that included keystone.
My next guest is one of the congressman gene Green of Texas joining me now on the phone congressman great to talk to you are good to be -- where's the president going wrong and it's.
Well the president you know there's a history of it well I voted for the transportation bill for a number of reasons obviously adoption order the Keystone Pipeline also.
But it at a number of other things in that bill one -- wanted to -- transportation we need to reauthorize.
You know federal highway transportation -- I'm a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline.
-- president made a mistake last year we -- -- Putin on his own.
Decision to consider leaving it to the State Department in the process we bad for decades.
Particularly in -- come around a little -- -- visual week or so ago and he talked about the alleged victims down in my area I would personally.
Traveling traveling in May be traveling and right places and talking to the right people but he's not making the right decisions according to your own -- -- that they're from.
Cushing to Texas which is important but we still need that.
Crude oil from Canada to get the commission to get further boundaries and I would present -- folks along the gulf road -- percent so.
In this is just another example.
-- -- congress frontier huge bill that they patterned it after.
I didn't like it backers of on the committee we worked on it.
-- jurisdiction to perk which is only handles natural gas pipelines and doesn't do -- pipelines.
Why -- I guess we're going to easier congressman but I do just want -- at an explanation of why the president has a rob why do you think the president.
Is dragging it's feet on this.
Well I think he's probably trying to you.
Gain a supporter continue to support of environmental community for the last two and a half years.
First trip this year where which got a -- my life member and a number of other environmental groups has made this the end all -- be wrong on everything they do.
And if they got their wish I -- five refineries in those refineries could use that million bill today there print maker front product and our country -- And that and that means by the way debt that would mean that we would have not just oil but gasoline at.
Which would affect prices do you not agree.
Well it would although in the long term we need to bring all for the market but I like the idea that I have a democratic supports -- handle all I want to produce everywhere else is.
If we can't produce and our country I would read about from -- But the president says that's producing more oil and and going through the pipeline will not have any effect at all on prices do you agree or disagree the president -- aren't.
Immediate basis it may not but are they termed -- the president today decided okay we're gonna released.
A million barrels from stroke.
The -- -- That would have an impact on prices today that it did -- and President Bush did it did with President Obama.
And by the -- have no I can't -- natural gas natural -- we increase the amount of it and the price comes wait out by the way last question -- that target Canadian finance minister last week.
He said we cannot wait forever we have not been a -- said unlike what some of the folks in the White House say.
They have not been talking to the Canadians about this at all this again according directly from the finance minister what's happening -- they're not gonna wait forever on this thing.
Well and and I -- expect -- to brokers and there's actually used to company who wants to build a pipeline.
-- -- the Calgary area over to the West Coast right relationship to time in the Asian market.
As of -- they -- TransCanada pipelines actually has filed their permit.
And they're working with Nebraska on that part that the present so it was a problem -- -- got disagree with the president there are -- pipelines over that sensitive area.
That there are working to get around and so ultimately in the next few years we can get back Canadian -- where the refinery capacity dad and -- district.
Well it's always brave -- to to go against the president from your own party is as you just did today so congress and we thank you for that we thank you for Boehner congressman gene Green from Texas appreciate it thank.
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