Do You Agree With President Obama’s Veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill? [POLL]
President Obama on Tuesday followed through on one of his many veto threats since Republicans took back the Senate. On Tuesday President Obama vetoed legislation that would have authorized the Keystone XL pipeline. According to FOX News, the President claimed the veto was because the legislation would have circumvented the current process.
The president, in a brief statement, claimed the bill would "circumvent" the existing process for reviewing the pipeline, which would extend from Canada to Texas.
"The Presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously," Obama said. "But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest -- including our security, safety, and environment -- it has earned my veto."
Republicans will now attempt to override the President's veto. Do you agree with President Obama's decision to veto the legislation? Let us know in today's KFYO Poll of the Day.