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Upton Responds to Keystone Veto

Feb 24, 2015
“Disappointing but not surprising”

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s veto of S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act:

"Disappointing but not surprising for the president to give the thumbs down to American workers, consumers, and our Canadian friends. Keystone XL is an economic win-win that would create tens of thousands of shovel-ready jobs and strengthen our energy partnership with our North American neighbor, helping insulate us against future turmoil in the Middle East and elsewhere that could cause price hikes. We should not be closing off our borders to affordable energy, and Congress will work to fix this terribly broken process."