Keystone XL pipeline bill fails in the Senate





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Senate lawmakers voted against a bill for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is in a runoff election against Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, asked her fellow lawmakers to support the project


Cassidy sponsored an identical bill in the House, which was passed last week
In a statement , the Republican National Committee blamed the bill's failure on Democrats

Today Democrat dysfunction once again prevailed over a job-creating project voters overwhelmingly support and is firmly in the national interest. Keystone’s failure in the Democrat-led Senate is another reminder Mary Landrieu is only effective when it comes to delivering for President Obama and that she enables the gridlock voters rejected at the polls two weeks ago. Louisianans can send another strong message to President Obama by firing Senator Landrieu and replacing her with the effective, pro-energy leadership of Bill Cassidy


Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer issued a statement after the bill failed
“I’m disappointed that the Senate failed to advance this bipartisan bill requiring the president to act on the Keystone XL pipeline project,” Fischer said. “This debate is not over and I look forward to a robust discussion on this project early next year—free from the political sideshow we’ve seen the past few days.”
The White House indicated President Barack Obama would veto the bill if it had passed
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