Hoosier Reaction to President’s Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline

Senator Dan Coats says Congress passed a rare bipartisan bill that would influence tens of thousands of American jobs and inject billions into our economy at no cost to the taxpayer, but he says, by not signing the pro-growth solution into law, President Obama elected to say no to progress and yes to politics. He calls the president's veto a missed opportunity for everyone, but corporate environmental extremists.


His entire statement is as follows:


Construction of the Keystone pipeline is supported by Republicans, Democrats, small business owners, labor unions and a majority of the American people. Given this broad agreement, Congress passed a bipartisan bill that would support tens of thousands of American jobs and inject billions into our economy at no cost to the taxpayer. It would enhance the larger goals of increasing our energy security and keeping gas prices more stable for consumers.”


Instead of signing this pro-growth solution into law, President Obama elected to say no to progress and yes to politics. This is a purely political veto that will further cement frustration with Washington. The president’s veto is a missed opportunity for everyone but corporate environmental extremists.”