Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., called on the federal government to approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, which he argues would have "tremendous jobs and energy-security benefits." His remarks came after the Department of Labor released its most recent jobs report, which found that the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 8.5%. "Today's unemployment figures are a reminder that we still need every job we can get, and it's time for President [Barack] Obama to say yes to thousands of Keystone XL jobs," said Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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