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Gain its reputation for quality -- -- all the senate today is set to vote on a key amendment it could take the president at equation when it comes to the Keystone Pipeline.
Republican senator John hope that -- North Dakota joins us right now.
-- -- -- this because he's the man behind the amendment we've talked from a number of times about keystone and editor of -- it's good to have you back on the show tell us what are you talking about here how -- the president not be a decision maker in this anymore and who would.
Under the commerce clause of the constitution.
Congress has the authority.
To regulate -- -- trade with foreign countries so we have the authority to approve the project.
OK so how would it so he did then it would just go back to the congress or we'll also get involved in this at the amendment -- -- be passed.
Sent to our legislation works is that we would approve the keystone XXL pipeline project house would have to do the same we believe -- -- in the house.
This amendment would be attached to the highway bill -- be very difficult for the president to veto it.
All right now let me talk to you and a bit about some inside baseball stuff about -- politics -- because that's the way it works.
On Capitol -- you talked about the way it may pass the house now the senate you're gonna have to peel off some democratic support in order to get this thing passed I think.
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Democrat -- Moore -- has an alternative plan out there which would basically say all right yes keystone is okay but any thing.
That duck comes out of it must be sold here the United States all the products have to be sold here.
So the way a lot of people -- looking at it now submitted the Democrat's vote for that instead of your amendment you say what.
That amendment is designed to draw support away from -- and it.
Because our amendment is is will help address gasoline prices so there's a lot of pressure to vote for our amendment.
So the other amendment is designed to draw support away from our -- and as kind of a cover vote if you will.
But that amendment the Democrat alternative will block.
Keystone development which means buying from Canada -- why wouldn't it work number that first -- -- start over again.
So who knows how long that cannot export products United States some of the coking materials that'll -- third all inputs ham United States either -- and several.
90% of all the other material some of those so you can't buy an absurd.
I'm your -- were quick things for you what number one of its reports out there at this what such a big deal today the president's personally involved in this.
And -- crafts.
And to do is that true to your knowledge -- are being against the project will bring -- gave oil a day.
Well we don't have to get.
From office -- -- you kick -- but even with that you can get so can you get on your side yet he'd answered will we have Joseph Manchin and Mary last two of the sixty vote threshold its top.
When they put up.
This other amendment and a and the White House is working against it but do you think you can get -- what we're -- Well we're gonna keep working -- we hope to get at this time if we don't.
We're gonna continue on this is important for our country -- senator thank you very much again wolf we'll follow this big vote today on on Capitol Hill senator John Holliman thanks again -- -- on.
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