"House Votes To Force Approval of Keystone Pipeline"

"The House of Representatives approved a bill as expected on Wednesday declaring that a presidential permit was not needed to approve the Canada-to-Nebraska leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a move that would take a decision on the project away from the Obama administration."

"The Republican-controlled House voted 241-175 with support from some Democrats.

The bill faces an uphill battle because it would have to pass the Senate with enough votes to overcome a promised veto from President Barack Obama."

Ros Krasny reports for Reuters May 22, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Keystone XL: Hot topic in D.C. Ho-hum in rest of US" (Christian Science Monitor)

"Alan Grayson: GOP's Keystone XL Bill Is Unconstitutional" (Huffington Post)

"Obama Opposes GOP Bill On Keystone XL Oil Pipeline" (AP)

"Obama Threatens Keystone XL Veto" (UPI)

"Keystone XL Bill Heads to House Vote But Is Largely Symbolic" (US News)

"Rhetoric Around the Pipeline Kicks Into High Gear" (Politico/Morning Energy)
 

Source: Reuters, 05/23/2013