Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

February 24, 2015

President Obama on Tuesday followed through on his vow to veto bipartisan-backed legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline, marking his first veto of the Republican-led Congress and only the third of his presidency.

The president, in a brief statement, claimed the bill would “circumvent” the existing process for reviewing the pipeline, which would extend from Canada to Texas.

“The Presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously,” Obama said. “But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety, and environment — it has earned my veto.”

8 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • KDickley says:

    We all need to march lock step and turn everything green. We need to have wind powered cars, sailing down the streets using sails to get us everywhere. We need to give up our classic cars and join the demwit party to make a Utopia out of America. The Divider-in-Chief could create jobs and less dependency on foreign oil if he would not veto the XL Pipeline. Dumbass low information voters need to wake up and vote out all these corrupt demwits trying to sell their Utopian viewpoints to dumbasses.

  • I Seigel says:

    You want a decisive leader. You admire machoman Putin. You got mad at Obama when he drew his line in the sand and Assad crossed it and there were no repercussions. Well, SURPRISE! You got what you wanted! Obama promised he would take action if Congress passed Keystone and – saints be praised – he kept his promise!! He vetoed it!! Don’t you admire the guy for standing up for what he believes and keeping his promises?!?!

  • usncb says:

    Obammer just what the hell do you know about ANYTHING !!!!!

  • James in Texas says:

    Once again, I am reminded just why I resigned my 43 year membership in the GOP! Will somebody, anybody but a Liberal, please tell me “What” the GOP stands for! I see not one single person in the Senate standing up for the Oath they took, some of them try very hard, then the so-called “leaders”, the RINO’s catch them, gut them and hang them up to dry! O’McConnell is a Slime, always has been and always will be, but, I must admit, He sure has made himself a very rich Slime!

  • The redhawk says:

    OH I bet that in the next Public Appearance in the Rose garden he’ll have some “steel workers” all dressed up as the Puts out another METHANE Laden speech about his JOB CREATION POLICIES… YEAH , as MSM SWOONS and Wets their Panties…

  • Robert A Hirschmann says:

    Of course hie would veto anything that might improve the American economy. Don’t you people realize that Obamas’ whole agenda from the start was to totally destroy this country? That’s what his “fundamental change” is all about. He does not want us to be oil independent! He does not want us to have jobs! He does not want us to succeed in anything!

    Since he has been in office he has ignored, bypassed and flat out disobeyed our constitution! He added 17 TRILLION dollars to our debt. He crammed Obamacare down our throats He makes laws that are illegal. He uses the power of the presidency to bully, intimidate and prosecute anyone who disagrees with his policies. How long will we let this go on?

    He was brought up to hate America and all it stands for. I am totally against him. I am an American and proud of it. I guess that makes me a racist. I believe in the tea party and what it stands for. Smaller government and obey our constitution. So now I’m a domestic terrorist too. So be it. Call me what you want. I love this country as it was so I call myself a patriot.

    1. James in Texas says:

      Mr. Hirschmann, don’t blame it on Obama! Blame it on the Party of Lincoln, the “new” so-called RINO-Republican Party. The party of compromise, all the time, every time! For 6 years this man has broken the Laws of our nation, and for 6 years the GOP has fully supported him. The Senate has just give over the Majority to the Liberals and now the new Senate Leader is, well, you know, Dirty Harry Reid. Everything you say is true and proper, it is our politicians that are the real criminals, they do “their business”, and say “Too Hell with the Peoples”!

      1. bobnstuff says:

        Your argument would sound good if the facts didn’t get in the way. The power of the purse is in the Congress and the White House, the president can’t spend a cent without the Congress. The economy is growing, the energy industry is growing, government employees less people. We are creating more jobs
        then in years. If the President is destroying the country he is doing a poor job of it. If the president is breaking the law why hasn’t the congress impeached him? They can’t because he hasn’t done it. Just because RWNJ’s say it doesn’t make it so.

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