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Keystone Bill Stalls in Senate
Tue Jan 27, 2015 08:31 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Monday rejected a procedural motion to advance legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, prolonging the chamber's debate over the project.

Amid a partisan fight over congressional procedure and absences due to weather and other conflicts, Senate Republican leaders couldn't amass the 60 votes needed to end debate on the bill and move toward a final vote on approving the pipeline. The procedural vote was 53-39.

While enough Senate Democrats support the pipeline to clear the 60-vote hurdle, several of them are fuming over a decision last week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

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