Republicans Block Amendment Requiring Steel for Keystone XL Pipeline To Be Made In America
[su_right_ad]In spite of claiming, falsely, that the Keystone Pipeline would be a great job creator, Republicans are blocking an amendment that would at least allow the steel for the project to be made in America.
[An] amendment that was defeated by Republicans came from Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). It would have required that all of the steel used to construct the pipeline be American made. Haven’t Republicans been pushing this as a “job creator” (even though it’s not) since this whole debate started? So, when a Senator proposes an amendment stating that if we end up building this pipeline, the steel used for its construction must be “Made in America” – Republicans vote against that?
And while Republicans will most certainly try to spin the truth as to why they voted against these two amendments (though I’m almost certain you won’t hear anything about either on Fox News), the truth of the matter is big oil would not have liked either of them and we all know the GOP is nothing more than a shill for big oil companies.
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