WASHINGTON, D.C.–The possible 42,000 jobs that could come with the Keystone XL pipeline may be the reason that senators, like Mississippi’s Roger Wicker, said Wednesday that they would not stop fighting to finish the pipeline.
The U.S. Senate passed approval for the completion of the oil delivery system that would transport oil from Alberta to the Gulf. But, Pres. Obama vetoed the bill, which he said was procedurally incorrect.
Wicker released a statement on the Senate’s inability to override the veto Wednesday.
“Senators today had the opportunity to put job creation and America’s energy security above partisan interests, but Senate Democrats instead sided with President Obama and far-left environmental activists,” said Wicker. “By doing so, they have denied jobs to tens of thousands of Americans who are actively looking for work. This fight, however, is not over.”
The final vote was 62-37.