Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinHouse Democrats present the coronavirus-free bill. Former spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez: Manchin, Sinema should be considered a priority if “they are in the way of development” CBO says minimum wage would increase deficit B MORE (DW.Va.) urgently President BidenJoe BidenDOJ dismissed the lawsuit against Melania Trump, the author of the betraying book. Google is extending election security support to federal, state campaigns. Biden supports the COVID-19 verification threshold proposed by the House Democrats reversing the direction of the Keystone XL pipeline, for which the President revoked the key license on the first day of office.
THE new letter to the President Manchin sent on Tuesday that the pipelines are “the safest way to transport our oil and gas resources and support thousands of well-paying U.S. union jobs”.
“I recommend that you reconsider your decision to revoke the cross-border license for the Keystone XL pipeline and take into account the potential impacts of further measures on safety, jobs and energy security,” he added.
Republicans have also backed down to revoke the pipeline’s border crossing permit, but Biden has also heard criticism from allies in recent days.
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, recently said he was wished the president did not revoke the license on the first day of his office and instead paired it with a job creation announcement.
Manchin, next to Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterNight Defense: Pentagon says extremist groups “recruit very aggressively” | Capitol Guard Deployment Estimated at $ 3 Million No U.S. Fight for Deaths in Afghanistan for One Year VA Secretary Confirms Senate That Denis McDonough Will Lead VA During Biden Congress (D-Mont.) He joined the Republicans with an amendment to the budget decision that expressed support for the pipeline. However, Democrats later approved a final budget resolution that did not include Keystone language.
Environmentalists were pleased with the revocation of the pipeline permit, arguing that it had imported Canadian oil produced from coal-intensive tar sands.
And Biden said in an executive order when he revoked the project’s permit It “despises” the national interest of the United States and that “maintaining the license for the Keystone XL line would not be in line with the economic and climate requirements of my administration.”
Manchin will be a key Democrat on energy issues as chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He is also the most modest member of the House of Representatives and can be a crucial decision-maker on certain issues.
However, legislation that would restore the pipeline’s permit is unlikely to become more attractive to both the Senate Democratic leaders and the House.
Updated at 7:20 p.m.