Democratic Congressman Kurt Schrader surprised very few political observers when he voted this week to join Republican House members, including 27 other Democrats, in approving the Keystone Pipeline project that would pipe thick Canadian Tar Sands oil to American refineries. Eastern Oregon Congressman, Greg Walden also voted in support of the project saying it’s a job creator and good for America’s recovering economy.
But the other three members of Oregon’s congressional delegation voted no in the 266-153 tally that now sends the bill to the U.S. Senate where it’s very likely to pass. But even if it does, President Obama has vowed to veto the project and the Senate is not expected to have enough votes to override his veto.
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