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story.lead_photo.caption Fellow lawmakers applaud Sen. John Hoeven (center), R-N.D., sponsor of the Senate’s Keystone XL pipeline bill, as they urge President Barack Obama to sign legislation backing the project that was approved in the Senate and House on Wednesday. (AP / J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE )

The Republican-controlled Congress cleared a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

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Print Headline: Keystone pipeline bill clears Congress


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  • HenryP
    February 12, 2015 at 10:19 a.m.

    The Keystone would cost Obama's buddy Warren Buffet billions......

  • FreeSpiritMan
    February 12, 2015 at 10:50 a.m.

    Time for a veto. HenryP ...... believes anything that the API puts out. Let Canada build their own pipeline and refinery to get their oil to Vancouver for export.

  • HenryP
    February 12, 2015 at 11:04 a.m.

    Free, what about the Arkansas jobs?

  • RBBrittain
    February 12, 2015 at 12:37 p.m.

    HenryP, if you want one of Welspun's temporary jobs moving the pipe out of storage I'm sure they will accept your application (though I doubt you'll get it). All other Arkansas jobs from Keystone XL exist only in API press releases.

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    February 12, 2015 at 1:44 p.m.

    I'd rather would see Americans with jobs than without, no matter how long or short the employment.

  • HenryP
    February 12, 2015 at 1:46 p.m.

    Rb by your thinking then all construction jobs are temporary. Welspun has minimum orders for 500 miles of pipe. Do they have that in storage? What about the truckers? What about the longshoreman at port of LR? Who is going to feed these people? Another specious argument....

  • 3rdWorldState
    February 12, 2015 at 3:34 p.m.

    A private company taking American's land by eminent domain! Eminent domain is supposed to explicitly help our country, our communities. Letting a private company take Americans land to move their product to sell to other countries is BS. I am frankly shocked you "real" Americans would just blindly get on board with something so against what we as a people are about.
    Now, if the GOP would accept the amendments by the Dems that the US gets first dibs on purchase of this oil, then fine, I could go for it. We have tons of pipe already crossing this land. BUt there has to be a real benefit to America. Not 50 permanent jobs!
    Maybe you wouldn't mind a a Canadian Windfarm company taking your land by eminent domain and then selling that generated power to China? You people need to keep s*^&^t in perspective. You are so blinded by political ideologue you throw your fellow Americans under the bus.

  • Slak
    February 12, 2015 at 3:54 p.m.

    Look who is turning into the party of "NO".
    Whiney proglib nannies always bitching and moaning about how FU everything is, wanting to change everything to fit their little nanny world. "F" 'em. I'm really tired of the constant drip, drip, drip of endless pessimism.
    Ignore the crying - maybe they'll get tired and fall asleep.

  • Packman
    February 12, 2015 at 4:29 p.m.

    Hey RBB - Yep, you fully illustrate a truism about libs. Their greatest fears in life are fact and a real job. Temporary jobs are nevertheless JOBS! And aren't all construction jobs temporary by nature. Silly RBB.

  • 3rdWorldState
    February 12, 2015 at 10:55 p.m.

    That's what I thought.