Friday, January 9, 2015

Arizona House Delegation Votes Party Line On Keystone Pipeline; Neither Chamber Has Votes To Override a Veto

The U.S. House of Representatives voted this morning to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, 266-153, and Arizona's delegation voted along party lines.

Although 28 Democrats voted for the one-page measure, none of Arizona's four Democrats did. No Republicans voted "nay".

President Obama has threatened to veto the approval.  And while the Senate has 60 sponsors/co-sponsors - enough to withstand a filibuster - neither the House nor the Senate appears to have enough votes to override the veto.

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