House Passes measure to bypass President after long delays on Keystone XL Oil Pipeline approval.

Congress has had enough with the delays to helping to provide for expanded availability of crude oil, and has drawn a line in the sand with President Obama with a measure that takes the power away from “the approver in chief:

key stone pipelineHouse Republicans pushed through a bill Wednesday to bypass the president to speed approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Democrats criticized the legislation as a blatant attempt to allow a foreign company to avoid environmental review.

The bill was approved, 241-175, largely along party lines.

Republicans said the measure was needed to ensure that the long-delayed pipeline, first proposed in 2008, is built.

“This is the most studied pipeline in the history of mankind,” said Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., the bill’s sponsor.

“When is enough enough?” added Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif. “Five years? Six years? Ten years?”

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