House passes bill axing oil export ban, veto looms

October 9, 2015 6:15 PM

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House passes bill axing oil export ban, veto looms

WASHINGTON A bill to repeal the U.S. oil export ban passed the House of Representatives on Friday, but faces an uncertain future after a veto threat by President Barack Obama.

The bill sponsored by Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, passed the House 261 to 159, failing to reach the 290 votes necessary to overturn a presidential veto.

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