Gardner: "President Obama Ignored the American People"

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement on President Obama's veto of the bipartisan bill to build the Keystone XL pipeline:

"Last November, Coloradans and Americans voted for a change. They voted for a Congress that could work together and pass legislation that benefits all of us. Unfortunately, with his veto of the bill to build the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama ignored November’s vote, and ignored the will of the American people.

“I was proud to support this legislation. This pipeline would create thousands of jobs, reduce our dependence on overseas oil, and deliver needed energy directly from a close ally to our own economy. Further, the President's own State Department said that the pipeline would have a minimal environmental impact, especially considering the likelihood that if the pipeline isn't built, this oil would just be shipped via tanker to willing buyers like China. 

"The President’s decision to veto this legislation is incredibly disappointing. Members of both parties in both houses of Congress came together to support this bill because it was the right thing to do. The President chose politics over practicality and liberal donors over American jobs. I'll support a vote to overturn his veto, and I'll continue to work on more bipartisan legislation that creates jobs and opportunity for all Americans. Hopefully when those bills get to the President's desk, he'll sign them.”