Keystone XL Pipeline Republicans Plan Legislation for Early 2015

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Fresh after winning a decisive Senate majority in yesterday’s election, Republicans in the U.S. Senate will introduce legislation early in 2015 to approve final construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. Republican Senator John Hoeven said it will “be one of the first bills” introduced in the new Congress.

Hoeven, was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and represents the oil-laden state of North Dakota. He reported that he is already aware of 56 co-sponsors and that the extra boost of yesterday’s election, he believes, will ultimately yield more than 60 “who clearly support the legislation.” The Senator was clear that, even if U.S. President Barack Obama vetoed the stand-alone bill,  Republicans would then attach it to mandatory legislation, such as an appropriations bill.

By Gregory Baskin

Sources:
Reuters

2 Responses to "Keystone XL Pipeline Republicans Plan Legislation for Early 2015"

  1. Gregory Baskin   November 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Hi Joyce – This very small article was posted in our Breaking News category. At Guardian Liberty Voice we define Breaking News as an event that has happened within the hour while the reporting article requires only about 80 words and only one legitimate source. So, yes, details are inherently scant with Breaking News but we want to be sure to get the freshest headlines in front of our loyal readers.

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  2. Joyce   November 5, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I clicked over here hoping for more detail or perspective on this story, but it looks like all you did was take what Reuters wrote and re-word it a little.

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