North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said Sunday that the Senate is only four votes shy of the 67 needed to override President Obama’s likely veto of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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“Right now we’ve got about 63, but we’re going to the floor with an open amendment process trying to foster more bipartisanship, getting the Senate to work the way it’s supposed to work so that we can pass this measure and other measures and either override the veto or attach the bill to other legislation either that will get 67 votes,” Hoeven, a Republican, told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace.
The Senate is expected to approve the construction of the 1,179 mile pipeline in a vote next week. Earlier this week, the House voted to approve the measure 266 to 153.