Daily Caller | Obama Threatens to Veto Keystone XL Pipeline Re-Boot as “Extraneous”

President Barack Obama said he will reject a GOP bill that would fund an  extension of payroll tax cuts because it would also  jump-start the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which promises  to employ more than 10,000 workers and decrease gasoline prices in the  United States.

“Any effort to tie Keystone to the payroll tax cut, I will reject. So  everybody can be on notice,” he said, during an afternoon press conference with  Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper. The pipeline starts in Canada and is  strongly opposed by U.S. environmentalists.

“I don’t expect to have to veto it because I expect they’re going to have  enough sense over on Capitol Hill to do the people’s business and not try to load it up with a bunch  of politics,” Obama added.

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