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WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement regarding the White House’s confirmation that President Obama would veto a bill that approves the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline:

“On a bipartisan basis, the American people overwhelmingly support building the Keystone XL pipeline.  After years of manufacturing every possible excuse, today President Obama was finally straight with them about where he truly stands.  His answer is no to more American infrastructure, no to more American energy, and no to more American jobs.  Fringe extremists in the president’s party are the only ones who oppose Keystone, but the president has chosen to side with them instead of the American people and the government’s own scientific evidence that this project is safe for the environment.  This is simply another sign that President Obama is hopelessly out of touch and has no plans to listen to the American people or champion their priorities.”