McConnell Comments on Presidential Veto Threat of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement after the White House announced that President Obama would veto bipartisan legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline:

“The President threatening to veto the first bipartisan infrastructure bill of the new Congress must come as a shock to the American people who spoke loudly in November in favor of bipartisan accomplishments. It’s interesting to note that the President declined to issue a veto threat last month when a Democrat senator was trying to save her job over the exact same Keystone bill. Once again the President is standing in the way of a shovel-ready jobs project that would help thousands of Americans find work.”

Related Issues: Economy, Keystone XL Pipeline, Senate Democrats, Jobs, Energy