Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Keystone votes fail in Senate

Republicans’ Keystone XL pipeline push was stopped short by the first Senate filibuster of 2015 as Democrats blocked Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid to end debate on the bill.

The new Senate majority will now extend its debate on approving Keystone — a measure that was seen as an easy GOP win just weeks ago — as Democrats pressed McConnell to hold more amendment votes as proof of his commitment to a more open process in the chamber than their own party used while it was in power.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/keystone-xl-bill-senate-114609.html#ixzz3Q3cKoy77

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