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Texas legislators sound off about Keystone XL veto

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – The choice by President Barack Obama to veto the Keystone XL pipeline bill was one against putting Americans to work and getting the country closer to energy independence, two area representatives said Tuesday afternoon.

Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, said in a statement the president’s decision was disappointing because it was a bill that had bipartisan support in the House and Senate.

“It would create jobs and improve our energy security,” he said. “It makes no sense to veto it, and it is important for Congress to keep pushing for its approval.”

Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Lubbock, shared the same sentiments, adding the bill was a common-sense proposal.

“Instead of helping create over 40,000 jobs, boosting economic growth, and moving America closer to energy security, the president sided with left-wing environmental extremists,” he said in a statement. “I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to move Keystone XL forward and get this done.”

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This article was from Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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