Dr. Bucshon Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline



(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Friday, Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. voted for and the House passed H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which will approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.


Dr. Bucshon released the following statement after H.R. 3 passed the House:


“The Keystone XL pipeline is the most studied pipeline in American history,” said Bucshon. “After 6 years and 22,000 pages of review, the President’s own State Department tells us that construction of this pipeline will support over 42,000 good-paying jobs and do nothing to harm the environment. And, pipelines have been shown to be the safest way to transport oil! This pro-jobs, pro-energy, pro-national security project has bipartisan, wide-spread support from Democrats, Republicans, industry leaders, and labor alike. Just today, a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling upheld the route of the Keystone pipeline, clearing a roadblock the President has repeatedly used to stonewall the project. I look forward to this bill passing the Senate and making its way to President Obama’s desk.”


Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), H.R. 3 passed with a bipartisan vote of 266 to 153.  More information on the bill can be found here and letters of support can be found here.


Congressman Larry Bucshon, a physician from Southern Indiana, is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. Bucshon sits on the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The 8th District includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.


  1. American oil should stay in America. The Keystone Pipeline is designed to transport oil to the Gulf of Mexico and ship American oil to China and other countries.

    This fact is being hidden from the American public. It endangers the United States national security by ceding and liquidating our independence from foreign oil producers like Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries.

    Will Representative Bucshon agree to the restriction that NO NORTH AMERICAN OIL in the Keystone Pipeline will be allowed to be transported and sold to foreign countries, and that all of the Keystone Pipeline oil must be sold only in the United States and Canada?

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