GOP Falls One Vote Short on Keystone Pipeline Bill

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The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday aimed at forcing completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline, but Republicans are vowing to resurrect the controversial issue when they take two-house control of Congress in January. (Nov. 18)

Environmental groups opposed to Keystone XL have said the pipeline would speed up climate change. The project needs presidential approval because it crosses a international border.

“It is easy to wonder if the Senate is only considering this because of politics. Even so, I hope the Senate and the president do the right thing and pass this legislation,” Cassidy said.

A Senate leadership aide said there was no decision yet on the timing of a potential vote on the Hoeven-Landrieu bill.

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