GOP Sens. Aim To Override Obama In Upcoming Keystone Bill

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 3:28 PM EST) -- U.S. Senate Republicans said Monday that nearly 50 senators were backing a proposed bill to authorize TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline over the objections of the Obama administration, which rejected the controversial project earlier this month.

U.S. Sens. David Vitter, R-La., John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said they had the support of 43 Republican Senators and one Democrat, Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., for a measure specifically stating the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to approve the pipeline....
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