Senate Democrats Block Attempt to End Debate on Keystone XL

Posted January 27, 2015 at 5:05am

Fuel Fix reports that “the Senate on Monday blocked Republican efforts to wind down debate of legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline.”  

“The procedural vote means that the Republicans are looking at days — if not weeks — of additional debate on the bill and the dozens of amendments that have been proposed to it, including proposals involving climate change, crude exports, Arctic drilling and whether EPA employees can carry firearms.”  

“The 53-39 Senate vote fell shy of the 60 ‘aye’ votes needed to limit debate on the measure and cut off a potential filibuster. Travel delays prevented some supportive senators from reaching the chamber in time for the vote, contributing to the Republicans’ loss.”