On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest noted that President Obama will veto the latest Keystone Pipe legislation if the bill makes it through Congress.
"If this bill passes this Congress, the President wouldn't sign it.
"The President has been pretty clear that he does not think circumventing a well-established process for evaluating these projects is the right thing for Congress.
"Congressional Republicans are well aware of the position of this administration, which is that we believe clearly that this administrative process is the one that should determine the viability of this project and that is a long held view.
"So it may raise questions about the willingness of Republicans to actually cooperate with this administration when you consider that the very first bill that is introduced in U.S. Senate is one that Republicans know the president opposes," Earnest said.