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Getting back to that big store the pipeline a new poll from Harris Interactive shows almost 70% of people in this country support the construction of keystone.
Our next guest is a big advocate for an as well joining us now on the phone -- -- John -- Republican from North Dakota senator up what a pleasure thanks for joining us so.
Varney Stuart good to be with you.
Voted on today we had a Democrat on the program and he said he thinks that the president will reverse course and he will say yes to the pipeline.
It -- considered judgment do agree with that.
You know -- that's hard to say president or this administration has delayed the project now.
-- four and a half years and that's a huge problem we're trying to build needed infrastructure.
But -- -- develop energy independence in this country but at this point it's hard to -- what I'm doing.
Is continuing to build support in the congress so that we approve it if he doesn't.
What kind of support are you getting in congress is it my -- -- on on the Democrats -- -- -- with us.
Well -- passed the house several times.
I actually got passed in the senate along with the in the we attached it to the payroll tax holiday.
Little over a year ago.
The president rejected it that is -- made the decision not to proceed until after Nebraska now Nebraska is approved the -- Inspect every state on the -- has proved it.
So we're going back we had a test vote last year on -- we got 56 we need sixty in the senate.
Just pulled a letter together with 53 senators so a majority of the senate on board.
Asking him to approve it so we're you know we're building that support and he's got to make a decision here after -- -- almost five years.
But I think -- -- turns it down we have a real shot at.
Getting it passed through the senate in the hamster the congress about.
Now there's all kinds of estimates about how many jobs would be created if we did indeed build keystone.
One estimate are -- using.
You know I I'd say tens of thousands -- -- group did a study and they -- well over a 100000.
But then the opponents some of these special interest groups that you saw demonstrating.
You know come out -- all that's not right so and so forth but clearly tens of thousands of jobs.
What it's about energy that we develop here in our country and North Dakota and Canada in the Bakken light sweet crude.
That moves along with the Canadian crude.
Outsourced jobs it's energy it's growing our economy to create tax revenues dealt with the deficit without raising taxes and it's about.
Weaning ourselves off oil from places like the Middle East.
And Venezuela so it's a national security issue and that's why if you -- on the poll almost 70%.
Of Americans support.
Senator John -- -- Republican North Dakota thanks very much for taking time out of your holiday today so we appreciate you being with us.
Based you're good to be -- it's.
I'm gonna break.
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