WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. released the following statement after President Obama vetoed legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline:
“The president’s Keystone XL Pipeline veto shows his allegiance to his supporters, not the American people. He vetoed more than 40,000 direct and indirect jobs that the American people want created. He ignored the 60 percent of Americans who want the pipeline built. Keystone could save workers’ lives because transporting oil by pipeline means fewer accidents and spills. It is supported by Republicans and Democrats. It’s a jobs bill the president has no reason to ignore.
“Louisiana families want Keystone built. It’s a jobs bill. It’s a workers’ safety bill. It’s an American bill.”