Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive orders:
“One week ago, President Biden stood in front of the Capitol and stressed unity and healing. He expressed respect for those who did not vote for him and committed to working with Congress. And then he got to the White House and immediately started a record-breaking, left-wing executive order binge that has not stopped. Some of the actions include:
- Halting new oil and gas leases on public lands, which will drive up energy prices for American families;
- Revoking the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, a key infrastructure project with bipartisan support, the meritless termination of which will cost thousands of good paying jobs;
- Encouraging sanctuary cities that subvert federal law in order to shield illegal immigrants, including violent criminals;
- Rejoining the ineffective Paris Climate Accord which will have a negligible impact on the environment while disadvantaging American businesses against their foreign competitors.
“These unilateral, partisan actions to unwind the work of the previous administration create an unpredictable regulatory environment that undermines any economic recovery while dividing us even further. Unifying the country requires more than just words, and it is time for President Biden to take tangible action that matches his aspirational tone.