Wicker Votes to Override Obama’s Veto of Keystone XL

March 4, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has voted to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would have approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

“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,” Wicker said. “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.”

According to the State Department, the project would support more than 42,000 jobs while having a minimal effect on the environment.  The pipeline is projected to increase supply of North American energy through the shipment of more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil per day.