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Senate Democrats delay vote on Keystone XL Pipeline measure






A view of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Spiritual Camp in South Dakota, a camp to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline. Photo from Shielding the People / Facebook

A bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline remains under consideration in the Senate after Democrats were able to delay its passage on Monday.

Republicans have made S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, their top priority in the 114th Congress. But their attempts to cut off debate and move towards a final vote were rejected by a 53 to 39 vote.

The bill, however, is expected to pass the Republican-controlled chamber eventually. President Barack Obama has vowed to veto the measure if it comes to his desk.

Get the Story:
Senate blocks measure to build Keystone XL pipeline; discussions will continue (The Washington Post 1/27)
Senate Democrats Delay G.O.P. Attempt to Force Keystone Vote (The New York Times 1/27)

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