S. 1: Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act


Jan 6, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Vetoed & Override Failed in Senate on Mar 4, 2015

This bill was vetoed. The Senate attempted to override the veto on March 4, 2015 but failed.


John Hoeven

Senior Senator from North Dakota



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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2015
Length: 13 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


On the first day of this Congress, January 3, 2015, 241 bills were introduced in the House and Senate. Legislation introduced on Day 1 is often meant to send a bold statement that “these are our top priorities” by party leadership, so the bill labeled S. 1 is hugely important. S. 1 in the current Senate — as well as H ...

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Jan 6, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 7, 2015
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jan 29, 2015
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Feb 11, 2015
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Feb 24, 2015

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Mar 4, 2015
Senate Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the Senate. The bill is now dead.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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