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House Passes Keystone XL Bill; Obama Veto Expected

Posted on AllSides February 12th, 2015
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The House passed legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, heightening a political showdown with President Barack Obama , who has vowed to veto the bill.

The legislation, approved 270-152 by the GOP-controlled House, authorizes TransCanada Corp. , to construct the 1,179-mile pipeline, which has been under review by the Obama administration for more than six years. The Senate, also in Republicans’ hands, passed the legislation late last month.

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