President Obama Vetoed Keystone Pipeline Bill

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Jozsef Papp

President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill on Tuesday, administration officials said.

According to USA Today, White House press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed the president received the bill from Congress and intended to veto it. The president was expected to veto the bill with no media coverage present.

“The president does intend to veto this pace of legislation, and we intend to do it without drama or fanfare or delay,” Earnest told reporters.

This is just the second bill vetoed by Obama since he took office. The senate will need 67 votes to override the veto, while the House will need 281 votes to override.

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