Senate to vote on controversial Keystone Pipeline bill Tuesday
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:54 PM EDT
In order for the bill to pass, Republicans need 60 votes to move forward with construction.
The House approved their version of the bill Friday, and House Majority Leader John Boehner called out the president, saying it's time to show support for the pipeline.
“Let's be clear about this. A Keystone Pipeline veto would send the signal that this President has no interest in listening to the American people. Vetoing an overwhelmingly popular bill would be a clear indication that he doesn't care about the American peoples' priorities. It would be equivalent to calling the American people stupid,” says Boehner.
President Obama says the Keystone Pipeline does not help Americans, but that the pipeline provides Canada the ability to pump its oil to the gulf where it can be sold elsewhere.
The project would not affect U.S. gas prices.