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How Did Georgia Senators Vote in Narrow Defeat of Keystone XL Pipeline?

By    |   Thursday, 01 Oct 2015 05:24 PM

The Keystone XL pipeline was denied congressional approval for construction in 2014 by the margin of a single Senate vote, narrowly defeating Senate bill 2280 in what was a mostly partisan exercise.

Approval of the bill would have allowed TransCanada Keystone Pipeline to construct and operate a pipeline from Canada through the Midwest to refineries in Gulf states waiting for crude oil pumped down from the Canadian tar sands.

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According to a complete Senate roll call, 59 members said "Yea" on the measure, S.2280, and 41 said "Nay." Of those votes in favor of the legislation, 45 were cast by Republicans and 14 were cast by Democrats. Of those votes against the bill, 39 were from Democrats and two were from independents.

The measure failed because it did not garner 60 votes, but it would have needed at least 67 votes in favor of the bill, a two-thirds majority, to withstand President Obama's veto power.

Georgia Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson co-sponsored and voted in favor of North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven's bill during the 113th session of Congress.

Their votes are no surprise as the two Georgia Republicans have been in front of this issue for years, co-signing letters to President Obama urging him to approve TransCanada's permit for the pipeline.

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The Keystone XL pipeline was denied congressional approval for construction in 2014 by the margin of a single Senate vote, narrowly defeating Senate bill 2280 in what was a mostly partisan exercise. The Republican senators from Georgia co-sponsored and voted in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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