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-- nearly a year after being put on hold the Keystone Pipeline project continues to -- in limbo.
But now bipartisan group of eighteen senators -- taking action requesting a meeting with President Obama in the hopes of convincing him to approve the project.
Joining us now by phone is North Dakota Republican senator John Hogan senator thanks so much for joining us.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So -- put together a letter urging action I understand -- nine Republicans nine Democrats banding together what's the response been so far.
Well we haven't had a response yet from the administration but we do anticipate doing very from them very soon consider -- dismissal would get a bipartisan group but it -- -- the strong support in congress.
-- keystone XL pipeline project which is now been brought.
We're going on five years and so it's time for the president to make its decision to approve it then we're gonna continue to fortune still we get it done.
Yes senator -- always really optimistic about this on what exactly did you send a letter.
JetBlue partly with winter is when did you say that yet last week last week last week any hasn't asked did you think it would here.
At -- -- Sorry but I tell you what the early demonstration.
And so we wanted to make sure that we -- administration all look.
The American people want this project approach -- Don't be continuing to -- because of the special interest group let's get this started I think if he doesn't now.
Or that the state of Nebraska has done every route they should have but he.
Approval -- to the White House by the first of the year.
And then the administration needs to make a decision.
And again we wanted to demonstrate that there are strong buy parts.
Support in congress to get it done and -- congress should act these to act if the president won't.
-- act I Serio -- taxied the day after the election I think it was and you were super optimistic that he would embrace this pipeline now that he is back cannabis may be that a lot of the political.
We're out of the way.
I don't I don't know if that optimism is totally founded I -- what are you gonna do if you don't hear back what's your next.
All right I think when you're an act opposite obviously stuck around -- cute humor blue the first day in opposite side -- -- President -- -- it could take six months if we have to get congress to do it directly.
In Kiichi -- I -- I do believe we're gonna get it just because of the on the merits we're gonna what we're gonna win this on the merits.
But if you won't take action congress will have to and I think I told you could take up to six months.
Okay now thank you for clarifying that do you think you have the support to go around him if you have to you.
Is the -- But tell you that they -- -- the quarter approved it directly.
At 56 votes in the senate I was missing -- Republicans that is such I was just G-8.
He you know -- -- -- this past year end I think if if the president wants this thing again.
I think -- look -- this sixty would need to battle had asserted past don't bring its total occurred majority passed a hot so.
I believe if he doesn't step up the American people now and continue educators special interest I think we can't.
Muster the investors -- -- You know senator -- thanks for coming on we appreciate it we're gonna -- story closely.
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