WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s veto of S. 1, bipartisan legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. 

“President Obama turned his back on millions of Americans who wanted the Keystone pipeline to be built, along with the 40,000 jobs and energy security that goes with it, when he vetoed this bipartisan bill,” Rep. Scalise said. “The American people deserve better than this from the president, who bowed to the demands of a small group of environmental extremists rather than standing with hard-working taxpayers. We will not give up and the House will continue to fight for the priorities of the American people, including getting the Keystone XL pipeline built.”