“Our plan makes the tax code simpler, fairer and flatter, so that it’s not only easier to do your taxes, but it’s always easier to have piece of mind at critical moments in life.”Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House
“I believe that if we can develop an actual piece of legislation that helps my state and promotes growth, we’d want to move it forward. We don’t want to be obstructionists for the sake of being obstructionists.”Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ)
“Fundamentally, we intend to use all the lawful authority we have to make sure that our state and local officials, who are so important to law enforcement, are in sync with the federal government,”Attorney General Jeff Sessions
“If Attorney General Sessions is so concerned about Seattle’s safety, pulling law enforcement dollars from cities nationwide is the height of hypocrisy and makes us less safe.”Seattle Mayor Ed Murray
The pipeline would link oil producers in Canada and North Dakota with refiners and export terminals on the Gulf Coast. It has long been an object of contention, with environmentalists saying it would contribute to climate change and the project’s proponents — Republicans, some labor unions and the oil industry — contending that it would help guarantee national energy security for decades to come.New York Times
“I welcome the administration’s approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. This is a victory for all of us who rely on oil to heat our homes, fuel our cars, and power our tractors, and pipelines are the safest and most efficient way to transport oil. I recognize that some South Dakotans will not celebrate this news, and I respect that perspective. I hope we will all seek to exercise our First Amendment rights peacefully, and respect the right of others to do likewise.”South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard