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Senators pushing for Keystone pipeline vote

11 months ago Thursday, May 01, 2014 9:59:27 AM CDT May 01, 2014 Thursday, May 01 2014 May 1, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON D.C. - Democratic Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is joining with Republicans to authorize the immediate construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.  Landrieu and Republican Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota introduced the legislation and expect a vote within the coming days.

They say they have the support of 45 Senate Republicans and 11 Democrats.  It a response to the Obama administration's recent announcement delaying a decision on the pipeline indefinitely.

The House has voted previously to approve construction of the pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to the United States, where it eventually would reach Gulf Coast states.

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