Keystone Bill Fails to Clear Senate Hurdle
Senate Republicans failed to rally enough votes Monday to advance a bill approving the Keystone Pipeline XL Monday, putting a crimp in their plans to move toward a final vote. Senate Democrats successfully filibustered to keep open the amendment process. The preliminary vote to shut down amendment submissions, was 53-39. It takes 60 votes to move the process towards a final vote. The 1,179 miles of pipeline, proposed in 2008, would allow for 800,000 barrels of tar sands oil from Canada into the United States, connecting to existing pipelines leading to Gulf Coast refineries.
I'm afraid when the final vote is cast, Republicans will fall short in making this bill successful which will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs as well as diminish the need to import oil from the Middle East to America. The forces of Nimrod want the U.S. to be dependent on the Middle East from oil. There's too many politicians and other influential business people who have strong ties to the Middle East.
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