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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

13-KeyXL-H on Feb 6, 2013

Letter: Letter from the U.S.House of Representatives to Pres. Obama
Source: Letter from U.S.House
Dear Mr. President,

We are writing to request that you end your opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline by allowing its long-delayed approval process to be finalized.

When you intervened in January of last year to stop the nearly completed approval process, you emphasized the potential negative environmental impact of the pipeline's proposed route in Nebraska. These concerns have now been addressed. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman once opposed the pipeline's route on environmental grounds. However, on January 22, 2013, Gov. Heineman sent you a letter officially informing you of his approval of the new proposed pipeline route.

If approved, the positive impact on our economy would be felt almost immediately. Keystone XL would create an estimated 20,000 new jobs directly, and 200,000 indirectly. Keystone XL would also advance our national security, by providing secure access to petroleum from Canada.

Also see the related Governors' letter on Keystone XL.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: Human needs over animal rights Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns (Answer: B)
  • Headline 2: Build Keystone XL; it's now passed environmental concerns
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 13-KeyXL-H



Republicans participating in 13-KeyXL-H

Mo Brooks s2sAlabama Republican 
Steve Chabot s2sOhio Republican 
Doug Collins s2sGeorgia Republican 
Paul Cook s2sCalifornia Republican 
Tom Cotton s2sAR Republican Senate challenger 
Ron DeSantis s2sFlorida Republican 
Jeff Duncan s2sSouth Carolina Republican 
Dave Heineman s2sNE Republican Governor 
George Holding s2sNorth Carolina Republican 
Adam Kinzinger s2sIllinois Republican 
Tom Marino s2sPennsylvania Republican 
Michael McCaul s2sTexas Republican 
Mark Meadows s2sNorth Carolina Republican 
Luke Messer s2sIndiana Republican 
Scott Perry s2sPennsylvania Republican 
Ted Poe s2sTexas Republican 
Trey Radel s2sFlorida Republican (resigned 2014) 
Dana Rohrabacher s2sCalifornia Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s2sFlorida Republican 
Ed Royce s2sCalifornia Republican 
Matt Salmon s2sArizona Republican 
Christopher Smith s2sNew Jersey Republican 
Steve Stockman s2sTexas Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Randy Weber s2sTexas Republican 
Joe Wilson s2sSouth Carolina Republican 
Ted Yoho s2sFlorida Republican 



Independents participating in 13-KeyXL-H



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 26
Independents: 0


















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