Joe Manchin: We could override Obama veto on Keystone bill

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January 8, 2015

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As a key Senate committee cleared legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a prominent supporter of the project said Thursday he believes the chamber could have enough votes to override a presidential veto of the bill.

Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, told his colleagues he believes the bill approving the pipeline could garner 67 votes, the number needed to overcome a veto by the president.

The House is expected to take up the bill Friday, while the full Senate will tackle it next week.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee cleared the bill Thursday by a vote of 13 to 9. All Republicans, along with Mr. Manchin, voted in favor of it, while nine Democrats voted against it.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    If you have the votes for that, then you have the vote to impeach, you skulking cowards.

    THIS VOTE WAS NOT REPORTED ON BY THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
    …that is very unusual

    Lol, The Fuckin RNC Member Committee Stands Firm …to Protect Obama

    RNC SCUTTLES IMPEACHMENT IN COMMITTEE VOTE

    By J.B. Williams | January 16, 2016

    newswithviews.com/JBWilliams/williams320.htm

    At the opening of the January Republican National Committee meeting in Charleston South Carolina Wednesday, the RNC Resolutions Committee was forced to vote on a RNC Resolutionknown as the Agema Resolution, supporting the proper Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama for his many crimes of treason, tyranny and treachery against the United States and the people.

    The nine member Resolutions Committee chaired by Carolyn McLarty of Oklahoma, voted unanimously to kill the Agema Resolution in committee, preventing the full body of the RNC from ever having a vote or voice on the measure in the full meeting scheduled for Friday January 15.

    Not one member of the RNC Resolutions Committee supported the Agema Resolution to impeach what is admittedly the most impeachable administration in U.S. history. Not even known acts of treason and tyranny by the Obama Administration, not the Iran deal, or even Obama’s recent unilateral gun grab EO (Executive Order) just a week ago, was enough to cause the leadership of the Republican Party to support a resolution on impeachment.

    The nine members of the RNC Resolutions Committee who blocked the measure from the full body are as follows…

    Carolyn McLarty (Oklahoma) Chair
    Melody Potter (West Virginia)
    Paul Reynolds (Alabama)
    Tamara Scott (Iowa)
    Steve Scheffler (Iowa)
    Pat Longo (Connecticut)
    John Frey (Connecticut)
    Rosie Tripp (New Mexico)
    Linda Acherman (California)

    Republicans were given the purse strings in 2010 and have not “defunded” anything since, not even Planned Parenthood. From 2009 through 2014, the Republican excuse for not impeaching Obama was “we don’t control the Senate” and “we will impeach if we get control of the Senate,” which the people gave them control of a year ago in the 2014 election cycle.

    Since 2014, the Republican excuse for not impeaching has been, “there is no public outcry for impeachment,” which is true, because Republicans had taken “impeachment off the table” under Boehner and McConnell, and clearly, it remains “off the table” under Paul Ryan, and certainly Priebus.

  • Bob Stewart says:

    Hope you’re right Joe, but what will the oil companies do to prevent it? The pipeline is a long term solution to help America provide jobs and become energy independent. Override the veto.

    1. E Swisher says:

      Ironically, the main argument for the Alaskan Pipeline was supposed to be the same cure all… Not much of that oil comes back to the lower 48 states, if any.

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