Erin Bilbray’s Choice on Keystone
As you may have read in Ralston Reports, Erin Bilbray-Kohn is having trouble deciding what to say on policy issues. For example, her first draft on energy doesn’t even mention the Keystone XL pipeline, which reached its five-year delay anniversary last week.
It’s not surprising she’s ducking the issue given her record of supporting liberal policies and a troubling pattern of not answering questions on key issues. A new report out this week shows how her fellow Democrats are helping ship money and jobs to the Middle East by blocking the Keystone pipeline.
As reported in the DailyCaller, the continued delay of the Keystone pipeline means:
– The U.S. will send up to $7.7 billion more to oil suppliers in the Middle East from 2013-2015.
– Americans lose out on 42,000 jobs and $2.1 billion in earnings.
– Our nation loses out on approximately 700,000 barrels a day in imported energy from Canada.
Facts You Should Know:
On May 22, 2013, the House of Representatives passed a bill allowing Congress to approve the Keystone Pipeline project for jobs and energy. This vote was a result of President Obama and Washington Democrats blocking approval of the Keystone Pipeline for nearly five years, despite a majority of Americans who support the project.
Since career Democrat operative Erin Bilbray-Kohn wants to vote in Congress, does she support or oppose Keystone Pipeline jobs and energy? Nevadans deserve to know the views of a candidate running to represent them.
The Bottom Line:
Washington Democrats’ opposition to the Keystone pipeline is shipping over $7 billion to Middle East oil suppliers while 42,000 new American jobs are sidelined. Does Erin Bilbray-Kohn stand with Nevadans or does she stand with her Washington Democrat friends in blocking Keystone jobs and energy?