Keystone pipeline bill advances in US Senate


WASHINGTON D.C.: The United States Congress on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) edged closer to approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, with several Senate Democrats bucking President Barack Obama to vote for the contentious project’s construction. The legislation easily passed the House last week. It cleared its first major hurdle in the Republican-controlled Senate, advancing on a 63-32 vote, including 11 Democratic supporters. But the count fell short of the 67-vote threshold that the bill will need to reach to override a veto should Obama follow through on his threat to veto the measure.


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