Senate votes to build Keystone, defying veto threat from Obama

The Senate on Thursday voted 62-36 to build the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, delivering Republicans the first legislative victory of their new majority.

Nine Democrats joined with Republicans in voting to approve the $8 billion project, five votes short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override a promised veto from President Obama.

The nine Democrats who voted to approve Keystone were Sens. Michael Bennet (Colo.), Tom Carper (Del.), Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Mark Warner (Va.).

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • James in Texas says:

    Any elected Representative that votes against this project should be immediately recalled by his state and replaced. I must say though, I expect to see many gutless Democrats and RINO’s fail to override the expected Obozo Veto, Period!

    1. I Seigel says:

      And all those landowners in Nebraska and Texas who are suing to keep the pipeline off their properties – throw ’em in jail and take their land. To hell with them. We need that pipeline to carry dirty Canadian oil to the gulf, so it can be shipped off to China or Cuba or wherever.

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