Obama strengthens case on Keystone XL job figures

07/31/2013 | Hill, The

President Barack Obama again made his case about the job figures tied with TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline after he was criticized by Republicans and the industry for his remarks. "Putting all your eggs in the basket of an oil pipeline that may only create about 50 permanent jobs, and wasting the country's time by taking something like 40 meaningless votes to repeal ObamaCare isn't a jobs plan," Obama said. Republicans quickly fired back. "The president famously pledged to 'do whatever it takes' to create jobs -- but this is a new low. Attacking new job opportunities is not a jobs plan," said House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich.

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