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Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline With 62 Votes

Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline With 62 Votes

A bi-partisan majority of Senators voted to approve legislation to authorize the long-delayed Keystone pipeline project. All 53 Senate Republicans voted in favor of the bill, along with 9 Democrats (including North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp who voted for final passage of the bill despite playing some partisan games with amendments). So what happens next? The


Heidi Heitkamp Helping Partisan Democrats Hold Keystone Bill Hostage

When Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate they promised a return to regular order for business in that chamber. Which is to say that unlike the Senate under Democrat control, the minority party would be afforded an opportunity to offer and debate amendments to bills before they’re moved to a vote. The first bill


Obama’s Keystone Delays Are Hurting Farmers Too

The Keystone pipeline issue is often seen strictly through the lense of energy policy, but that’s not really accurate. It’s not just “big oil” versus the Obama administration. Given that America’s industrial infrastructure is complex and overlapping, Obama’s political decision to never, ever make a decision on the Keystone pipeline isn’t just hurting the energy


Video: Hoeven Opponent In Keystone Debate Deemed “Mostly False”

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comNorth Dakota Senator John Hoeven appeared on Fox News Sunday today opposite Democrat Senator Chris Coons. The two Senators were debating the efficacy of legislation approving the Keystone pipeline. Hoeven, for his part, admitted that he’s still four votes short of a veto-proof majority in the Senate to approve the


Audio: Hoeven, Cramer Defend Votes For “CROmnibus” Spending Bill

Last week, and over the weekend, the House and Senate voted on an omnibus spending package that has conservatives outrage. Over the last couple of days my email inbox has been filling up with conservative friends and SAB readers upset that Congressman Kevin Cramer and Senator John Hoeven voted for the bill (Senator Heidi Heitkamp


Republicans Should Help Restore Bipartisanship By Bringing Back The Filibuster

About a year ago Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules in the Senate to remove the filibuster for confirming appointments. What was worse was how he did it. Normally rule changes in the Senate require a 67 vote majority (ending a filibuster requires just 60 votes), but Reid changed the rules with a


Hoeven On Heitkamp Wanting Credit For Keystone: “I’m Not Going To Get Into That”

Back before the Keystone XL vote Senator Heidi Heitkamp took to twitter to scold Republicans for trying to take credit for getting a vote on the pipeline: Now is time to work together. Disappointed some Sen on other side are trying 2 take credit for #KXL vote. All sides deserve equal credit. — Sen. Heidi

Senators Durbin, Alexander, Heitkamp, And Enzi Speak On The Marketplace Fairness Act

Heidi Heitkamp “Disappointed” Republicans Are Taking Credit For Keystone XL Vote

You’ve got to be kidding me. Now is time to work together. Disappointed some Sen on other side are trying 2 take credit for #KXL vote. All sides deserve equal credit. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) November 13, 2014 The fight over approving the Keystone XL pipeline for crossing the U.S./Canadian border has been on-going


Hoeven On Democrats Getting Behind His Keystone Bill: “Elections Have Consequences”

Yesterday I wrote about Democrats, after years of obstruction and delay tactics, suddenly finding that they’d like to rush approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline to a vote before the end of the lame duck session. It’s a ploy to bolster support for Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu who is expected to lose a run-off election


All Of A Sudden Democrats Want To Approve The Keystone Pipeline

For years now Democrats have stymied the build-out of oil pipelines, most notably the Keystone XL pipeline which, far from being unique, would add to thousands of miles of already existing Keystone pipelines in Canada and the United States. The State Department, under President Obama, has refused to sign off on the part of the