Although the Obama Administration has long opposed the Keystone XL Pipeline, Congress appears to be moving forward with it anyways.
North Dakota Senator John Hoeven reportedly told Fox News that the senate is getting close to a veto-proof majority — this means that Obama would have no way of preventing the pipeline from being built.
In order to prevent the president from vetoing, Congress would need a 67-vote.
Hoeven is confident that Keystone can get at least 63 votes. Only four more would be needed to get to 67. Republicans will have to convince four more Democrats to vote in support of the pipeline. “We’re going to the floor with an open amendment process, trying to foster more bipartisanship,” Hoeven said, according to the Conservative Tribune.
He continued, “He’s delayed this project for more than six years. America won World War II in less than six years, so clearly he’s trying to defeat the project with endless delays.”
A vote could take place early next week.
If it does pass, it could create about 42,000 new jobs for Americans. Many on the left, however, complain that the pipeline will have a negative impact on the environment.
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