By Laura Barron-Lopez - 04/27/14 03:23 PM EDT
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) said its time for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to bring approval of the Keystone XL pipeline up for a vote in the chamber.
On Sunday, Ellmers blasted the administration for the latest delay in the State Department review of the $5.4 billion pipeline, saying it is time for Congress to act.
Ellmers added that approving Keystone would help the U.S. become energy independent and more secure.
Opponents argue, however, that the pipeline would only add to the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, and expand the carbon-intensive oil sands in Alberta, Canada.