Thune, Rounds Vote To Send Keystone XL Bill To Obama’s Desk
Thune, Rounds vote to approve bipartisan bill
South Dakota’s U.S. Senate delegation has voted to approve a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a portion of which would run through the state.
Republican Sens. John Thune and Mike Rounds were two of the 62 senators who voted in favor of sending the bill to President Barack Obama’s desk. The president has said he will veto any Keystone legislation that comes to him.
The pipeline proposed by TransCanada Corp. would transport Canadian oil through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines to carry the oil to refineries along the Gulf Coast.
Following the passage of the bill Thune said the president is “out of excuses” and needs to sign the bill. Rounds said the approval of the pipeline is long overdue.