Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s vote on legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline:

“While we’re obviously disappointed that Keystone XL pipeline legislation came just short of the 60-votes needed for passage in the Senate, we’re pleased that a bipartisan majority of Congress once again supported building the pipeline. Unfortunately, there have been no indications that the Obama administration will stop ignoring the vast majority of Americans that support the pipeline, but we do know that Keystone will have even stronger support in the next Congress. We will therefore continue our efforts to gain approval of the pipeline, which will create jobs and revenue for America.”

The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. Through policy development, education, and advocacy, the Institute is building support for meaningful action at the local, state, national, and international levels.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.