Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina


Nov 14, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

“The American people made it clear last week that they want to stop President Obama’s policies.  Moving forward with the Keystone XL Pipeline should not be a difficult task, but the Administration has put the politics of mega-donors over the wishes of the American people. Breaking ground on this job-creating project is a step in the right direction and shows that Republicans and Democrats in both Chambers can work together for positive change in Washington.  I am hopeful that the Senate will pass identical legislation and send it to the President’s desk for his signature. If the President continues to stall on the Keystone XL Pipeline, it supports the belief that he values his own agenda over creating permanent jobs and promoting energy independence.”


*Jobs in South Carolina’s Second Congressional District would be created if the Keystone XL Pipeline were built.  MTU Diesel in Graniteville and Michelin Tire Corporation in Lexington are among a lengthy list of companies that have resources needed for construction.