GOP Policy Chairman Price Condemns Obama on Indecision on Keystone Pipeline

One would think that a president who is in the deepest trouble with his disastrous economy  --   since Jimmy Carter ran for reelection and was trounced by Governor Ronald Reagan in 1980  --  would do anything possible to create jobs.  Yet, Barack Obama refuses to approve the Keystone XL pipeline construction project which will provide tens of thousands of jobs and relatively inexpensive oil supplies from Canada’s oil fields to America. 

The Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from Georgia, blasted Obama’s indecision on the Keystone XL pipeline project.     Congressman Price stated today:  “Thanks to the efforts of a bipartisan majority in Congress, President Obama must finally make a decision regarding the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.  The Obama Administration last year politically said they would delay a decision until after the presidential election.  This is entirely unacceptable and provided yet another example of this White House putting politics ahead of responsible policy.”

The rest of the press release from Chairman Price’s office is directly below:

 

President’s Continued Delay on Keystone XL Pipeline Decision is Unacceptable

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement as the American people await President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.  In accordance with legislation signed by the president at the end of last year, he is required to make a decision within 60 days to approve the pipeline or explain why the project is not in the nation’s interest. 

“Thanks to the efforts of a bipartisan majority in Congress, President Obama must finally make a decision regarding the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline,” said Chairman Price.  “The Obama Administration last year politically said they would delay a decision until after the presidential election.  This is entirely unacceptable and provided yet another example of this White House putting politics ahead of responsible policy.  This project has bipartisan support in Congress and is a wonderful opportunity to create jobs and improve energy security here at home.  President Obama must not delay this decision any further.  We call on him to do what is best for our economy and energy security and approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.”