House Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Despite Veto Threat
The Republican-controlled House easily passed legislation that would speed up the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline despite a veto threat.By Jake Godin | January 9, 2015
House Republicans approved a bill for the Keystone XL pipeline hours after the Nebraska Supreme Court tossed a lawsuit that would have blocked its construction.
The House voted 266-153 in favor of the bill speeding up the construction of the controversial pipeline. That's despite a veto threat President Obama made earlier.
White House spokesman Eric Shultz released a statement saying the administration plans to let the Keystone XL process play out in Congress but that a veto is still guaranteed from the president.