Congressman Will Hurd Talks With NewsWest 9 About Keystone Pipeline Bill

Congressman Will Hurd Talks With NewsWest 9 About Keystone Pipeline Bill

by Kalene O'Brien
NewsWest 9 

The future of the Keystone Pipeline now sits on President Obama's desk. U.S. Congressman Will Hurd, a representative of Texas, made a stop in the Basin to talk about how the fate of the bill will make an impact in our area.

Hurd has voted in favor of the Keystone Pipeline Bill twice now. He says after a long road with the bill, he's happy to see the bill finally make it to the president's hands. However, Hurd says no matter what the outcome is West Texas will be affected.

"You know it's going to impact jobs here in the Permian. The Keystone is going to bring 85,000 jobs to the sector and a number of those jobs will probably end up being impacted here," Hurd said.

President Obama has said numerous times that he plans to veto the Keystone Pipeline Bill. If that happens, it moves back to reconsideration where only five more votes will be needed to override the Presidents veto.