Senate Passes American Energy Resolution

The Senate passed HCR 37 yesterday afternoon by a nearly unanimous vote. HCR 37 urges Congress and the President to support the development of North American energy. Canadian Mounties and North Dakotan landowners are much better business partners than despots from the Middle East or Venezuela. North American energy exploration and utilization improves our economy and makes the world a safer place. 

After the House passed the measure, President Obama sped to Cushing, Oklahoma to tell the world he would help streamline the permit process for the southern-half of the Keystone pipeline. Now that’s it passed nearly unanimously through the Senate, maybe the President will do the smart thing for our economy and allow the entire project to go forward.