Daines: Keystone Veto Solidifies President’s War on Jobs, Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today blasted President Obama’s recent veto of the bipartisan Keystone XL pipeline, condemning the veto as yet another sign of Obama’s “war on energy.”

“President Obama is standing firmly against thousands of good-paying American jobs and domestic energy independence,” Daines stated. “Instead of advancing economic opportunity for hardworking Montana families, the President is instead perpetuating his war on energy and standing as a barrier to affordable energy. With one stroke of the pen, President Obama chose political grandstanding over the overwhelming bipartisan approval of Congress and the American people. I will continue to fight to find other avenues for construction of this shovel-ready project that help will lower energy prices, produce millions of dollars in tax revenue and create hundreds of jobs for hardworking Montanans.”