"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 GardnerCory Scott GardnerSenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Trump makes Manchin top target for midterms Wyden: I object to Trump’s DHS cyber nomination over demands for Stingray information MORE (R-Colo.). "Mr. President, don't put a cork in our economy. Let's get this pipeline built."

Rep. Ted PoeLloyd (Ted) Theodore PoeFive races to watch in the Texas runoffs Five Republican run-offs to watch in Texas Hillicon Valley: House Dems release Russia-linked Facebook ads | Bill would block feds from mandating encryption 'back doors' | AT&T hired Cohen for advice on Time Warner merger | FCC hands down record robocall fine | White House launches AI panel MORE (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.