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(CNN) — President Barack Obama, exercising his veto power for the first time in five years, rejected on Tuesday a measure green-lighting the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

Obama’s signature denying the Keystone bill kicks off what’s expected to be a flurry of vetoes on measures that Republicans will send to the White House now they control both chambers of Congress.

It appears unlikely GOP lawmakers will be able to reverse Obama’s veto on the pipeline.

The threshold for overriding a President’s veto is a two-thirds vote in each chamber of Congress.

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6 comments

  • KENNETH BRIGGS

    why did you veto this? we need these JOBS!! and you reward illegals, let them stay, more jobs LOST to AMERICANS! what is next the economy?? oh wait you already did that.

    • "peety"

      if you need a job, the apple orchards are hiring. But you probably couldn’t handle it. Easier to talk smack about the undocumented than actually try to do what they do.

  • Frank

    It is going to built sooner or later. Obama just the tip of the iceberg as far getting nothing done in this country. When he goes the economy and the work will start up again. Right now the only ones making real money are the folks on Wall Street.