Last week, more than 165 business executives signed a letter to President Obama urging him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. The letter was a joint effort of the NAM, Business Roundtable and U.S. Chamber of Commerce and garnered media coverage from numerous outlets including National Journal, The Hill, Politico and Houston Chronicle.
“We are at an inflection point in our economic recovery,” the letter stated. “Whether economic growth will remain modest or pick up speed will depend on maintaining investor confidence and strengthening America’s competitiveness. The decision on Keystone XL will affect both.”
With September 19 of this year marking the five-year anniversary of the original Keystone XL project’s application for a permit, Manufacturers continue to be at the forefront of efforts to encourage the President to approve this project.
The NAM will continue to work with business and labor leaders as well as Congress and the Administration to get final approval for the pipeline. Approval of this job-creating project will send a clear signal that we are serious about getting America back to work.