U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, said the president’s action “is a victory for the American worker, the American consumer and American national security.”

Bost said the project “will create American jobs and substantially reduce our reliance on energy from unstable foreign sources. It’s unfortunate that these commonsense projects had previously been held up by anti-energy ideologues.”

Bost said he’s “very encouraged by this executive action, and I’m committed to working with President Trump and his administration to move forward with infrastructure projects that will boost our economy and create good-paying jobs in Southern Illinois.”