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Unleash The Veto: Senate Passes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Following Congress, The Republican-led Senate just passed The Keystone XL Pipeline Bill - as expected:

  • *SENATE PASSES BY 62-36 BILL TO APPROVE KEYSTONE, DEFYING OBAMA

Nine Democrats joined all of the Republicans who were present in supporting the legislationNow, it is time for President Obama to unleash The Veto Pen...

 

As WSJ reports,

The Senate on Thursday passed legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, moving the Republican-controlled Congress one step closer to a showdown with President Barack Obama over the long-stalled project.

 

After more than two weeks of floor debate, the Senate on Thursday passed the bill by a 62-36 vote. Debate on the legislation covered a range of topics, including prairie chickens, climate change and renewable energy.

 

Nine Democrats joined all of the Republicans who were present in supporting the legislation, which would authorize TransCanada Corp. , the company behind the project, to proceed even though the Obama administration hasn’t completed its review of the project.

 

The House and Senate must now reconcile Keystone bills cleared by each chamber before final legislation can be sent to the White House.

 

Mr. Obama has threatened to veto any Keystone measure Congress sends to him.

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