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Conaway Says Politics Trumps Jobs again in Obama's Keystone Decision


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Mike Conaway made the following statement after President Obama announced he would block the creation of tens of thousands of jobs by not approving the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

"Since elected, President Obama has traveled the country promoting the importance of job creation. He has preached his jobs message on every platform from 60 minutes to the View, to even a Joint Session of Congress and what does he have to show for it -- nothing. Nonetheless, before for the holidays, Congress spoon fed him the opportunity to approve the Keystone XL pipeline -- creating tens of thousands of jobs and reducing our nation's dependence on foreign oil. And, what did he decide -- No. If there is one thing we have learned about President Obama over the last few years, it is that he is incapable of making decisions based on economic reasons, over political ones."

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