House Republicans rail against Obama's decision to reject Keystone

"This is the wrong decision at the wrong time," Quayle added. "We need better decisions from the administration."

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"This administration has done everything it can to stand in the way of a project that can help 100,000 Americans get back to work," said Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). "Mr. President, don't put a cork in our economy. Let's get this pipeline built."

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) added that if the administration rejects the pipeline, "the administration chooses poorly."

Pennsylvania Rep. Jason Altmire was the only Democrat to speak against the White House decision.

"I ask that the president reconsider his reported rejection of the project," he said.

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