WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia Republican, applauded President Trump’s executive action to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
“President Trump’s commitment to affordable, reliable energy and jobs is a refreshing change,” Capito said. “I have long said that we must invest in the critical infrastructure needed to fuel our economy, protect energy security and get Americans back to work. Today’s action is an encouraging sign that the Trump Administration is prioritizing energy jobs.”
One of Capito’s first actions in Senate was co-sponsoring theKeystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, which passed both chambers of Congress on a bipartisan vote. She has been a strong proponent of the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction.
Capito served in the U.S. House of Representatives from the Second District before being elected to the Senate.