Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling on President’s Keystone Veto: That Dog Won’t Hunt

Feb 24, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama vetoed bipartisan legislation to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline (S.1 – the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act):

“Although he said that he was willing to reach across the aisle and work with Congressional Republicans to advance a common sense, pro-economic growth solution, President Obama has apparently chosen instead to bow to the demands of his extreme liberal allies who strongly oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline.  President Obama vetoed this legislation because he claimed it would be ‘cutting short’ his ability to thoroughly consider the issue, but after six-plus years of study and multiple favorable environmental reviews, that dog just won’t hunt.  It is unfortunate that President Obama seemingly intends to spend his last two years in office working to advance narrow partisan interests instead of those of the American people.”