Thursday, February 12, 2015

Congress Passes Keystone Pipeline in Bipartisan Vote

Congress passes Keystone XL bill, setting up veto showdown with Obama
The House passed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline Wednesday, setting the stage for the first veto showdown of the new Congress with President Obama.

On a 270-152 vote that fell mostly along party lines, the House approved the bill, which has already cleared the Senate. The measure will now head to Obama's desk. The president has vowed to veto the measure.

Only one Republican, Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.), voted against the bill. Amash, a libertarian-leaning member, frequently clashes with GOP leadership.

Twenty-nine Democrats crossed over to vote for the pipeline.
The Post would only deign to call it bipartisan if it were something the majority of democrats wanted, and a single Republican Senator from Maine had voted for it.

I fully expect Obama to veto it as promised, despite the fact that it has been given a clean bill of health by his own State Department and all the states involved.

Go ahead and veto 14,000 jobs Mr. Preznit.

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