Make America Build Again

The first week under the Trump Administration was full speed ahead as President Trump worked to fulfill his campaign promises to undo the disastrous policies of the last eight years. He signed an order to secure our border and strengthen our immigration system. He stood for life, worked to shrink the federal government, and eased the regulatory burdens hurting American families.

Additionally, he has shown his commitment to our nation’s energy independence. This week, President Trump signed an executive action to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. I have long been a supporter of the construction of these pipelines – so much so, that my first speech on the House Floor on January 8th, 2015 was to urge the construction of the Keystone Pipeline.
Through this executive order to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, we have a real opportunity to create good-paying jobs for thousands of Americans as well as reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Construction of these pipelines will also help reduce the cost of energy for American families, which is especially important for Minnesotans during our bitter winters.

I am pleased that President Trump shares my commitment to our energy industry and independence, and look forward to working with him and the 115th Congress to continue these efforts.