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GOP Plans to Sit on Bill Until After Holiday

Friday morning there was a signing ceremony in which Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signed legislation that approves the Keystone XL pipeline. To try and prevent President Obama from vetoing the legislation, they're going delay sending it to the president's desk.

The president has 10 days (excluding Sundays) to either sign or veto a bill once he receives it. The House wants to wait until after the recess during President's Day before sending it. The president has been vocal about his intention to veto the legislation. Republicans push for him to reconsider, saying the pipeline will be a move towards more energy independence and create thousands of jobs.

"Keystone isn’t just a pipeline, it’s a lifeline for our construction workers. And the overwhelming majority of the American people know it as well," Boehner said Friday. "So to the president, I would just say this: do the right thing, sign this bill."

If vetoed, Keystone supporters will have to have two-thirds majority to override it. At this point, that kind of support looks unlikely, but TransCanada and the GOP have promised to continue with the pipeline, even if the president rejects it. Canadian shippers and producers plan to reapply.

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