Give him credit, one supposes. He mentioned several times in his State of the Union address in January that he would use his veto pen (a companion to his veto phone?) if the newly empowered GOP-controlled Senate sent him a piece of legislation that he didn’t like. They did and he did.
From the Hill:
President Obama on Tuesday vetoed legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, rebuffing the new Republican Congress amid a furious battle over Homeland Security funding.
The veto — just the third of Obama’s presidency — was made in private and without fanfare, reflecting the tensions in the Democratic Party over whether the pipeline should be approved.
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