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Delegation united in opposing Keystone decision


It was not surprising that the Kansas congressional delegation reacted strongly to President Obama’s rejection last week of the Keystone XL pipeline. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., said: “I had hoped the president would rise to the occasion, put commonsense above ideology, American jobs over a liberal agenda and make the long overdue Keystone pipeline a reality.” Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, said: “After much fake studying and drawn-out political theater, this administration has predictably decided that jobs and economic growth are not a priority for our nation.” Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, said: “At a time when our nation’s economy continues to struggle, President Obama chose the politically expedient road in his search for a legacy.” – Phillip Brownlee