Keystone Senate vote hangs in balance after Obama remarks




 
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November 17th, 2014  
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Topic: Keystone Senate vote hangs in balance after Obama remarks


By Timothy Gardner and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate scrambled on Monday to gather one last vote to pass a bill that authorizes the project that would help send Canadian oil to the U.S. Gulf, a task made harder after President Barack Obama made his toughest comments yet on the topic. All eyes were on Senator Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat who is retiring. He had originally told backers he would vote "no." But unions and the oil industry were pressuring him, an aide to a top Republican backer of the pipeline said. ...




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