Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Lance: Obama Vetoes Bipartisanship

Feb 24, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today released the following statement in response to the President’s veto of the Keystone Pipeline Approval Act, which passed both the U.S. House and Senate with significant bipartisan majorities. 

“I am disappointed the President vetoed one of the first bipartisan jobs bills passed by the new 114th Congress.  The Keystone XL pipeline project enjoys broad, bipartisan support from Republicans and Democrats, labor unions and small business owners, not to mention an overwhelming majority of the American public.  Today’s veto action, done quietly without fanfare, shows that the Obama Administration has not yet engaged in bipartisan cooperation with the new Congress.  I hope the President will do so in the near future, on this and other issues important to the Nation.”