Woodall Reacts to President Obama’s Veto of Keystone XL Authorization

February 24, 2015
Press Release

Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall issued the following statement in reaction to the presidential veto of S. 1, authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

“By vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline authorization today, President Obama said “no” to the American people; as well as to the jobs, energy security, and reduction in daily living costs that the bill would provide,” said Rep. Woodall.  “Republicans and Democrats alike came together and found a way to say “yes,” but sadly the President chose not to join us.  America’s new Congress is committed to getting things done on behalf of the American people, and while I do not know whether the Senate has enough votes to override the President’s misguided veto, I hope that it will try in the near future.” 

Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process.