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GOP-controlled House votes to approve Keystone pipeline despite Obama’s veto threat | The Washington Post

By Lori Montgomery and Steven J. Mufson

keystone-iiFor four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Obama’s agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their control, GOP leaders are ready to turn the tables.

During the next few months, congressional leaders plan to approve a steady stream of legislation that has the support of at least a few Democrats but is opposed by the White House. Obama will be forced either to sign these “bipartisan” bills — including several that would begin to dismantle his Affordable Care Act — or dust off the veto pen he has used only twice in six years.

The test case for this strategy cleared the House on Friday: approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Obama has threatened to veto the Keystone bill, along with two others.

via GOP-controlled House votes to approve Keystone pipeline despite veto threat – The Washington Post.

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