Senate Approves Payroll Tax Measure With Keystone XL Provisions

By December 17, 2011Energy

This morning the Senate voted 89-10 to extend the payroll tax holiday for two months. The bill also included provisions to require President Obama to approve the job-creating Keystone XL pipeline project.

Keystone XL will immediately begin to create jobs the NAM has been urging the State Department to approve the project as soon as possible. The project will create 118,000 jobs and get American’s back to work while providing a key source of energy for manufacturers.

The bill does not contain the provisions which would halt the current Boiler MACT rules the EPA has proposed. Manufacturers remain very concerned about the costly impact of these burdensome rules. The NAM will continue to urge the House and Senate to move forward with legislation to stop the Boiler MACT rules.

 

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