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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive action to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines:

“I am extremely pleased to see President Trump take actions today to advance the energy interests of this nation. During his first days in office, President Trump has highlighted his commitment to energy independence, creating jobs, and reducing the energy costs for Minnesota families. The creation of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines will be a great benefit to the American economy. There is new hope we can get clearance for pipeline improvements from the North Dakota oilfields to the Port of Duluth bringing jobs and revenue to the state of Minnesota. I look forward to working with my colleagues and President Trump to continue to invest in our infrastructure, strengthen our nation and work towards energy independence.”