Showing posts with label veto. Show all posts
Showing posts with label veto. Show all posts

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone XL pipeline

The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday failed to get an enough majority to override President Barack Obama's veto of Keystone XL pipeline.

The vote was 62 to 37, failing to reach the two-thirds majority required to undo a presidential veto. The failure in the Senate means the House of Representatives will not vote on override.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

The U.S. President Barack Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill Tuesday, reiterating that the decision to build the project belongs to the government.

"Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest," said Obama in his veto message.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

US Senate Likely to Vote on Keystone XL Next Week

The US Senate will likely vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline bill next week before advancing it to US President Barack Obama’s desk for approval, Republican Senator from North Dakota John Hoeven said, following the president’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

US House approves Keystone XL pipeline (266 votes to 153)

The Republican-controlled House approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline easily on Friday, ignoring the recent veto threat against this project from US President Obama.

The House passed the project by 266 votes to 153, the tenth time that the chamber has passed the pro-Keystone legislation. The Senate is set to consider the legislation next week.

EL News