Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the President’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline:
“Congressional Republicans held an outstretched hand to President Obama. We said we wanted to work together and get our government working again, and we meant it. That’s why one of the first things we passed in this new Congress was an overwhelmingly popular, overwhelmingly bipartisan, and overwhelmingly reasonable infrastructure bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The people want it, a bipartisan majority in Congress wants it, and there are no more legal barriers or reasons for delay.
“But President Obama has rejected our attempt to work together. His veto is overtly political. He can no longer hide behind talk that he wants to work with Congress while vetoing a bipartisan bill that will create 40,000 jobs in order to appease the radical left wing of his party. If the President wants to be remembered as a unifying leader, he should stop talking and start acting like it.”