Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passes In The Senate
The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would approve construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline expansion, though the president has promised a veto.By Christina Hartman, Sebastian Martinez | January 29, 2015
The Senate just approved a bill its largely Republican supporters call "an extraordinarily important jobs bill" and its opponents describe as "a special interest bill that's a giveaway to foreign oil and steel companies and will do nothing to benefit the American people."
Hard to believe they were talking about the same thing on the same day: legislation that would approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Every Republican in the Senate plus nine Democrats voted to approve the bill Thursday afternoon.
As we reported, Canadian energy giant TransCanada Corporation would be building the expansion, having already built the Gulf Coast Pipeline, which runs from Oklahoma to the Gulf, for which it hired American workers. (Video via Transcanada Corporation)