By Molly K. Hooper - 05/15/14 06:00 AM EDT
A key GOP senator predicts swift approval of the Keystone XL pipeline should his party regain control of the upper chamber in November.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) tells The Hill that President Obama is unlikely to approve construction of the controversial pipeline before the mid-term elections, but Congress would tackle the issue if Republicans win control of the Senate.
Sixty-two senators voted for the construction of the pipeline in a non-binding budget measure last year.
The GOP-led House has passed a binding Keystone measure in a bipartisan vote. However, to override an Obama veto, more Republicans will have to be elected to Congress this fall.