Senate Rejects Keystone Pipeline Approval Amendment

The Senate rejected Amendment 1537 to S. 1813, the Federal Transportation Act, a measure that would override executive orders to stop the building of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada. Even though the vote tally was 56-42, it did not pass the 3/5 majority requirement in the face of a Democrat filibuster.

Eleven Democrats joined all Republicans in support of the amendment – Baucus (D-MT), Begich (D-AK), Casey (D-PA), Conrad (D-ND), Hagan (D-NC), Landrieu (D-LA), Manchin (D-WV), McCaskill (D-MO), Pryor (D-AR), Tester (D-MT), Webb (D-VA).

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