President Obama Vetoed Jobs and Energy Security

By Sabrina Fang Reject, turn down, throw out, dismiss – these are the words middle class Americans heard today when President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline.  With one stroke of a pen, an opportunity was wasted to foster bipartisanship in Washington, 42,000 people were denied jobs and the promise of a secure energy future […]

Congress can get work done, Mr. President reconsider your KXL veto

By Sabrina Fang Democrats and Republicans have started 2015 on the right foot, proving they can come together to pass meaningful legislation and they have. Both chambers have passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. But the big question is will the president embrace this bipartisan accomplishment and work with Congress or will he […]

Sean McGarvey: What are we waiting for?

By Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions Now that the Nebraska Supreme Court vacated the lower court’s ruling and cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone pipeline, there are no more excuses for not moving forward immediately with this project. Years of environmental review by the U.S. State Department and the Nebraska Department […]

A ‘Clean’ Push for the Keystone XL

By Sabrina Fang Over the next several days the Senate is expected to debate legislation advancing the Keystone XL pipeline. The hope is that a “clean” pro-Keystone XL bill will be sent to the president. A number amendments to the legislation may be proposed, but the best course is for a clean, bipartisan bill to […]

Teamsters Fact Check President Obama on Keystone XL Job Claims

Just a day after President Obama appeared on the Colbert Report, claiming that the jobs created by Keystone XL “aren’t a lot,” President of Teamsters James Hoffa wrote an op ed, which explains just how many jobs there would be.  As Hoffa said, “Jobs might not be in such short supply like they once were […]

Where is President Obama Getting His Talking Points for Keystone XL? Not From His Own Administration

President Obama “largely stuck to his talking points” on Keystone XL during his appearance on the Colbert Report last night.  The big question we’ve been asking at OSFC for months is: where is President Obama getting these talking points?  Certainly not from his own administration. President Obama clearly still hasn’t read his own State Department’s […]