Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: It is all about Obama's job, not yours

Jan 18, 2012
Press Release

Washington, D.C.– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s decision to officially reject the Keystone XL pipeline. Diaz-Balart comments:

“Today President Obama not only placed his job first, but denied jobs to tens of thousands of Americans. By rejecting the Keystone pipeline project, the administration’s true priorities are revealed and job creation fails to make the list. Regardless of a new year, we get the same dismal economic policies coming from the White House. If President Obama cared half as much about creating jobs for the American people as he does for his own, unemployment would not be above 8.5% for over 35 months.

“While the White House gives his supporters taxpayer-guaranteed loans for their ‘green’ energy firms, he denies a privately owned company the right to create jobs and secure natural resources for the American people at a cheaper price. It is mind-boggling that the President’s political decision to reject the project comes even after his own Jobs Council endorsed the project. I urge the President to reconsider his rejection on jobs before the jobs go overseas.”