House Votes To Let Keystone Proceed Without Obama's OK

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 9:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed by a 241-175-1 vote a bill that would allow the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to proceed without presidential approval, a day after President Barack Obama threatened to veto the measure if it passes Congress.

The House passed the bill by a 72.6 percent margin, surpassing the two-thirds mark required to override a presidential veto. However, the proposed legislation to hasten TransCanada Corp.'s pending oil project would also need to clear the two-thirds benchmark in the Senate, which is...
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