The Keystone XL Vote Will Come Down To A Small Group Of Senate Democrats

Posted by Mike Confino, November 16, 2014

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The Senate’s vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who are now being courted aggressively by advocates on both sides of the debate.

As of Friday afternoon, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) had 59 confirmed “yes” votes for the legislation, which she co-authored with Republican Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota. That still leaves Landrieu one vote shy of the 60 needed to pass the measure, but The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Friday that the senator said she believed she could get to 60 and would continue to whip votes.

The bill is scheduled for debate and a vote next Tuesday.

via The Keystone XL Vote Will Come Down To A Small Group Of Senate Democrats (UPDATE).

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