Veto Standoff Ahead After Congress Passes Keystone XL Bill
President Obama has already said he will veto the Keystone XL pipeline bill, but Congress decided to send it to his desk anyway.By Ben Levin | February 11, 2015
The House passed a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, sending legislation to President Obama that is expected to become the first major veto of his presidency.
Of those 270 yea votes, 29 were from Democrats, mostly from swing districts. The President has 10 days to either sign or veto the bill.
The vote is the latest chapter in the four-year saga of the Keystone XL pipeline, which, depending on who you talk to, is either the key to America's economic recovery or an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen. (Video via The Washington Post)