House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday that a bill to reinvigorate the Keystone XL pipeline project, which was rejected by the Obama Administration earlier this month, could be attached to pending energy and infrastructure legislation.
“If it's not enacted before we take up the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, it'll be part of it,” Boehner said, speaking on ABC’s This Week.
Boehner, R-Ohio, went on to say that the House has done its part to help the economy and said “it’s time for the Senate to do their job.”
“We have passed 30 bills in the House that would help get our economy moving again,” he said. “Twenty-seven of them are sitting over in the United States Senate.”
Boehner declined to speculate on the GOP presidential primary, but did not miss an opportunity to attack Obama following his State of the Union address last week.
“The president doubled down on the same failed policies that have not worked,” he said. “Matter of fact, they have made the economy worse, higher taxes, more spending, more regulation. What I'm talking about here is the politics of dividing America, the politics of envy. This is not the American way.”