Montana Senator Max Baucus Wednesday doubled down his efforts to get the Keystone XL pipeline built following Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman’s approval of the route through Nebraska Tuesday.

Baucus joined North Dakota Senator John Hoeven to lead a majority of Senators in urging the President to finally approve the pipeline.  Baucus’ letter to the President garnered the signatures of 53 Senators in one day. And Baucus ratcheted up the pressure on the White House with a bipartisan press conference.

Baucus also met one-on-one with Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, where he made clear Keystone is a top priority for Montana.

Montana Senator Max Baucus