Keep the bills coming

President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline on February 24 would normally elicit nonstop media attention.  Relative to the normal day-to-day work in Congress, it still did, but the story was buried under a pile of other issues this week, chiefly the Department of Homeland Security funding and its role in enforcing Obama’s controversial executive order on immigration. Keystone had more bipartisan support than many major bills going before the legislature these days, with 29 Democratic representatives and 9 Democratic senators voting in its favor.  Yet, to placate environmental interests (rather than the consumers and job-seekers), Obama opted to block the bill from becoming law.  Hoping to further consolidate power at the White House, he suggested that the act “conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest – including our security, safety,...(Read Full Post)
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