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Keystone Pipeline Bill Clears First Senate Hurdle

In action Monday, 11 Senate Democrats joined the new GOP majority to advance a bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline past its first procedural hurdle. The Senate voted 63-32 to end debate on the motion to proceed to the bill (S 1), which faces a veto threat if it reaches President Barack Obama’s desk as written. However, some of those supporting the procedural vote plan to oppose the bill.



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