|00:00:00||SPEAKER, THERE IS DISTURBING NEWS TODAY REGARDING OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND ECONOMIC SECURITY.|
|00:00:03||POLITICO REPORTS THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WILL SAY NO TO THE KEYSTONE X.|
|00:00:07||L. PIPELINE TODAY.|
|00:00:09||SO NO TO THOUSANDS OF UNION AND NONUNION JOBS TO BUILD THE PIPELINE AND NO TO REFINERY JOBS IN SOUTHEAST TEXAS.|
|00:00:16||NO TO OBTAINING OIL FROM A RELIABLE NATION AND ALLY LIKE CANADA, BUT YES TO MORE OIL FROM DICTATORS LIKE CHAVEZ FROM VENEZUELA.|
|00:00:26||YES TO BEING HELD HOSTAGE TO MIDDLE EASTERN OIL AND DICTATORS LIKE AHMADINEJAD WHO NOW THREATENS TO STOP OIL TANKERS FROM GOING THROUGH THE STRAITS OF WHO ARE MUTH -- HORMUTH.|
|00:00:38||AND YES TO INSULTING CAN IN A DASM THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA SAYS HE WILL BUILD THE PIPELINE AND GO TO HIS WEST COAST AND THAT CRUDE OIL WILL BE LOADED ON CHINESE TANKERS.|
|00:00:47||CHINA, OUR NATIONAL ENEMY REGARDING -- AND COMPETITOR REGARDING ECONOMY.|
|00:00:51||ISN'T THAT A LOVELY DECISION?|
|00:00:53||IF THE ADMINISTRATION CHOOSES TO SAY NO TO KEYSTONE X.|
|00:00:57||L., THE ADMINISTRATION CHOOSES POORLY.|
|00:00:59||THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS.|
Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, there is disturbing news today regarding our national security and economic security. Politico reports that the administration will say ``no'' to the Keystone XL pipeline today. So ``no'' to thousands of union and nonunion jobs to build the pipeline, and ``no'' to refinery jobs in southeast Texas. ``No'' to obtaining oil from a reliable nation and ally like Canada.
But ``yes'' to more oil from dictators like Chavez from Venezuela; ``yes'' to being held hostage to Middle Eastern oil and dictators like Ahmadinejad, who now threatens to stop oil tankers from going through the Straits of Hormuz. And ``yes'' to insulting Canada.
The Prime Minister of Canada says that he will build a pipeline, but now it will go to his west coast, and that crude oil will be loaded on Chinese tankers--China, our national competitor regarding the economy. Isn't that lovely.
If the administration chooses to say ``no'' to Keystone XL, the administration chooses poorly.
And that's just the way it is. END