On July 26, the House voted 279-147 in favor of the North-American made Energy Security Act (H.R. 1938) that would require the Obama administration to make a decision within 30 days of the environmental impact assessment (to be issued no later than November 1) on the $7 billion Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The bill, however, faces an uncertain future in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Three House Republicans voted no while 47 House Democrats cast “yes” votes, and though the White House considers the bill unnecessary, it has not said it would veto. The State Department already plans on deciding by Dec. 31 and expects to issue the final environmental review in mid-August.