U.S. Senate Overwhelmingly Votes In Favor Of Keystone XL Pipeline

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U.S. Senate Overwhelmingly Votes In Favor Of Keystone XL Pipeline
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After promising a near immediate vote, the GOP-led Senate voted 62-36 in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline.

The House of Representatives had already approved a similar bill earlier this month but before it is sent to the President Obama those differences will need to be rectified. President Obama has promised to veto the legislation and today’s vote fell short of the number of votes that it would need to override the promised veto (67). It’s unclear whether the Republicans could find another five votes if Obama were to veto the proposed legislation.

Nine Democrats reached across the aisle with their votes to join the unanimous Republican support for the controversial pipeline.