January 06, 2015

Manchin Statement on the President's Threat to Veto Keystone

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on President Obama threatening to veto Keystone XL Pipeline legislation.

“I am disappointed that the President will not allow this Congress to turn over a new leaf and engage in the legislative process to improve an important piece of legislation. His decision to veto such a commonsense bill prior to the unfolding of regular congressional order and the offering of amendments appears premature and does little to mitigate the congressional gridlock. It is time that we address the critical issues of moving America toward energy independence and fostering job growth and economic prosperity.”