- Jason Grumet: Keystone legislation is likely to be vetoed, but process was encouraging
- He says the Senate is returning to its tradition of more open deliberation
Jason Grumet is the author of the recently released book, "City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy" and President of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a nonprofit think tank. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Late last month, the U.S. Senate voted to approve the siting of the Keystone pipeline by a vote of 62-36. This vote will ultimately have little impact on the project's future as President Barack Obama has promised to veto the legislation. Nevertheless, the process by which the Senate considered this highly partisan issue was truly remarkable.