Cochran, Wicker sign push for Keystone XL pipeline

Thirty-seven Republican senators have co-sponsored a new bill aimed at forcing the Obama administration to move forward with the Keystone XL U.S.-Canada oil pipeline project.

“Jobs will be created right away and billions of dollars in investment will be unleashed through legislation introduced to permit the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline, the largest infrastructure project ready in the United States, to commence construction,” said Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN), the lead sponsor of the “North American Energy Security Act,” introduced Wednesday, in a release. “This is no time for delay.”

Lugar is leading the drive to move the project forward along with Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and David Vitter (R-LA).