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 InhofeJames InhofeSenate teeing up Mattis waiver Lawmakers play nice at Russia hacking hearing Senate chairman meets Trump’s EPA nominee MORE (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.