U.S. Senate approves Keystone XL pipeline construction

The U.S. Senate voted 62-36 on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction and strip President Barack Obama of decision-making authority over the controversial Canadian pipeline.

Mr. Obama has vowed to veto the congressional effort to seize control of the process.

The 54 Republican and nine Democratic senators who back Keystone fall short of the 67 – a two-thirds majority in the 100-seat Senate – needed to override a presidential veto.

Undeterred, Keystone XL backers have vowed – if Mr. Obama vetoes their first effort – to attach another version of the bill to some “must-pass” legislation in the coming weeks, setting up yet another confrontation.

  • Give that son-of-a-b!#ch Obama a front-row seat to the ground-breaking ceremony.

    • Frau Katze

      He will veto it.

      • Exile1981

        Of course he will but it puts him and his backers as being on the record as being obstructionist.

        The smartest move the Repubs could do is push as much legislation through the senate to prove to the public they are actually working and voting on stuff rather than like when reid was in charge and blocked most votes from taking place. Then when Obama veto’s them they can push the narritive that it is obama and the dems who are being obstructionists and not reaching across the aisle.

      • He might not be able to this time.

        At any rate, I would just build the damn thing and watch as Obama forced the army to stop the construction.

    • WalterBannon

      give obama a front row seat to the nuking of saudi arbia