Dr. Bucshon Statement on President’s Keystone Veto


(WASHINGTON, DC) –Today, President Obama vetoed a bill sent to his desk with bipartisan support from both chambers of Congress that approved the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement after the President vetoed the pro-energy, pro-jobs, and pro-national security project:

“By vetoing this pro-jobs, pro-energy, and pro-national security project, the President ignored the will of an overwhelming majority of the American people,” said Bucshon. “Republicans, Democrats, union workers, and industry leaders – over 60 percent of Americans – agree Keystone is a common-sense project that should be approved. I’m disappointed the President put the interests of a few ideological extremists over our national interests.” 


Congressman Larry Bucshon, a physician from Southern Indiana, is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 114th Congress, Bucshon will serve on the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.