House ready to speed Keystone XL approval over veto threat

WASHINGTON (Arkansas News Bureau) -- The Obama administration Tuesday threatened to veto legislation pending before the House that would allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline without presidential approval.

House Republican leaders plan to move forward Wednesday with a vote on the bill, claiming that it would provide jobs and energy security to the nation.

"I wish the president would set partisan politics aside and take a bipartisan step toward jobs and all-American energy independence by approving a modern, high-tech infrastructure project: The Keystone pipeline," said Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock.

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