Good. I’m glad the Senate passed this in spite of a veto threat.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday to approve the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite the White House saying earlier in the day that President Barack Obama would veto the measure.
The Republican-led Senate passed the bill that would approve TransCanada Corp’s project to carry 800,000 barrels per day of heavy Canadian crude to Nebraska on the way to Gulf Coast refineries and ports.
And while the Reuters doesn’t say it, this passed with bipartisan support. It passed 62-36 with 9 Democrats voting in favor. It is not a veto-proof majority, but it is a strong one. Put it on Obama’s desk and make him veto it.