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Carter Condemns Obama’s Veto of Keystone Bill
Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) released the following statement after President Obama’s decision to veto legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, passed both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support.
“It is an outrage that President Obama has decided to let his political pettiness stand in the way of thousands of jobs and lower energy prices for the American people.
“The President even had the audacity to say that the legislation ‘cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest – including our security, safety, and environment.’ The project has been under consideration for more than six years! There is no question that it is vital to our national security and it’s time for the President to admit it.
“This isn’t the end of this fight and we won’t stop here. This project has strong bipartisan support and the President must join us for the safety and prosperity of the American people and our nation.”