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Sen. Barrasso: Attach Pipeline to a Bill Obama Will Sign

By    |   Tuesday, 18 November 2014 07:18 PM

If President Barack Obama vetoes the Keystone XL pipeline project, Republicans in January will attach Democrat-favored incentives in a bid to get it passed, Sen. John Barrasso says.

"You attach it to something that the president is more likely to sign," Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"There are bills that a president needs to sign and there are things that we're going to put on those bills, such as Keystone."

Barrasso, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, also wants the exporting of liquefied natural gas to go forward.

"We have an abundance in this country, and we ought to be able to sell that to our friends overseas instead of them being held hostage by [Russian President] Vladimir Putin," he said.

"So, we're going to continue to find ways to get things to the president’s desk and make sure that he signs them."

On the subject of unilateral amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants — which Obama intends to press ahead with using an executive order — Barrasso said he hopes "cooler heads" at the White House prevail.

"Even the Washington Post, who so frequently agrees with the president, they came out today with an editorial saying the president shouldn’t do this," Barrasso said.

"He himself has said that he shouldn't do it and that he didn't have the authority to do it in the past, and that's what the Washington Post said . . . He should heed his own word."

Barrasso said he is committed to avoiding another government shutdown in the wake of continued saber-rattling between GOP lawmakers and the White House.

"I'm going to work to find areas where we can agree on things. The message I heard from the voters this past week is we want you to work together to find solutions to get America back to work, to focus on jobs and the economy, to return to the function on Capitol Hill of actually getting things done," he said.

"That's why our commitment is to bring to the floor of the Senate bills that have already passed the House in a bipartisan way that Harry Reid has blocked for the last number of years."

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