Skip to comments.Effort to Approve Keystone Collapases in Senate
Posted on 05/12/2014 4:18:02 PM PDT by lbryce
A bipartisan Senate effort to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline collapsed Monday making it unlikely a politically potent vote on the project will take place before Novembers midterm election.
A vote on Keystone was tied to the fate of an unrelated energy efficiency bill that has support in both parties. But that measure failed to get the 60 votes it needed to move forward after getting bogged down in partisan fighting over whether GOP amendments would be allowed.
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There's an Election coming...
A shame. Times like this would be more advantageous to have only 50 votes.
The finest politicians money can buy.
Thank god our rulers care for us.
Follow the Money!!!!
Well we were told here that principle didn’t matter. Here is another example of that stupidity.
we need more wind farms to kill birds and bats.
America had a chance to dump this scum and his scummy pals who control the senate back a couple of year ago. They didn’t. He was reelected for the gift of free stuff. Americans will step in it again come November.
"When Democratic leaders said they would schedule a vote on Keystone they did so knowing a bill ultimately would probably fail, but they still hoped that holding the vote would be helpful to their vulnerable Democrats facing re-election. Three of 17 Democrats who had supported a non-binding vote on the issue a year ago said they would not vote for it in the current form, all but assuring it could not get the 60 votes needed to succeed."
If the above is accurate, the [R] Senators knew the bill was going to fail no matter what. Presumably, obstructing the vote on the bill (by insisting on being allowed to propose/debate amendments) prevented the Dems who are running for re-election in red states to campaign on the premise that they voted for the Keystone pipeline...even though the bill failed.
.... America has long since ceased to be the Great and Mighty Engine and Compass of Freedom ...
.... It's now dissolved into an insignificant Country of Politics and nothing more.
..... Doomed to wander in the desolate wilderness of backstabbing and bickering. She has lost her way and her pride is broken. Until perhaps one day when she is weary of consuming herself, amid the vast sea of empty of vacuous political discord perhaps another champion of freedom will once again rise to restore to her the freedom that she ripped from her heart and cast into that same sea of emptiness.
Anyone going to correct the spelling in the headline?
The last thing the GOP needs to do at this point is to help the Rats out of the hole they dug.
At least the Senate Reps helped Obama get an amnesty bill thru. And Boehner and Cantor are working on one now in the House. You can bet the Reps will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the midterms.
“Effort to Approve Keystone Collapses in Senate”
Interesting headline. When something the liberals oppose fails in the senate. It had bi partisan support and it just happened to collapse. Yet when something that the liberals favors fails in the Senate, the headline is “republicans block...”.
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Which is why the GOP made sure the vote would fail. If they take the Senate then they can pass it anyway. In the mean time they can use this as something to beat up the Democrats with.
I wonder what that one's about. No doubt, more "green" tyranny causing energy prices to "necessarily skyrocket."
The election campaigns have hardly started, both parties need time to shakedown Warren Buffett and his oil trains...before they even consider Keystone XL.
Yeah, the dims knew, and they also had to know they were watering into the wind without having a veto-proof vote so as to beat the White Hut Kenyan behind his jugears. A serious effort would require 2/3 or so of the dims being with it. Smoke? mirror? anybody?
dumbasses - every one
The GOP is playing to win.
This is just disinformation and cover.
This man speaks the truth. In the long list of interests, we are last in line.
Buffet's billions are safe, either way.
BTW, if Obama and Buffet are such buddies, why is the Obama regime trying its damndest to shut down the very oil production filling those rail cars? There has been an ongoing attempt from sandbagging on Federal Lease drilling and location construction permits, to attacking hydraulic fracturing (from a few angles, all unwarranted), to now the anti-rail campaign, and as we are seeing here, a push to slow down oil development in ND and elsewhere, even as the infrastructure to support it is being completed. The Obama administration has been quietly waging war on the oil and gas industry from day one.
Gen. Jubilation T Cornpone and the rest of that bunch in the RNC have been doing a fabulous job of throwing elections the past few cycles. It makes you wonder whose side they are on...(besides their own).
It is a common gambit on the Hill to posture by showing support for doomed legislation that favors what the constituents want. That way anyone can point to a vote in the campaign as if there actually was a snowball’s chance in hell of the bill passing, and bidness as usual continues—at our expense, and often to our mutual detriment.
I remember during the talk radio boom back in 1994. Mike Reagan would spend scads of time reading bill numbers and telling people to call their representatives. Talk about Don Quixote. It was a Dem congress and Clinton was president.
Yes, but if you paid attention, you knew what they were up to, and it was interesting to see which democrats got a pass to vote against what for the home district’s consumption.