Man who disrupted Senate vote explains himself
Just minutes after the Senate on Tuesday night rejected legislation to approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a man began what sounded like loud chanting from the galleries. Reporters outside the chamber ran to see what was happening.
Reid calls for open amendment process next year
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called today for an open debate and amendment process next year when the chamber -- which will then be led by Republicans -- again takes up legislation to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Latest Keystone XL bill fails, but both sides gird for next battle
By one vote, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill last night approving the Keystone XL pipeline, delaying once again the moment when President Obama definitively weighs in on the contentious TransCanada project.
KXL may not be decisive back home, but it's still more grim news for Landrieu
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) has spent months touting her clout at the helm of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee as she has pleaded with voters for a fourth term, but those boasts fell flat last night as the Democratic lawmaker failed to secure enough votes to expedite the Keystone XL pipeline -- and could prove a ominous sign for her re-election bid.
For Landrieu, so close -- yet so far
Mary Landrieu ended up last night in the same place she started: one vote short. The final tally on legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline landed at 59-41, where it had been publicly since at least Friday -- and apparently where it was from the start, said Landrieu, the outgoing chairwoman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, who has boasted of her Senate clout on the campaign trail.
Landrieu comes up short in last-ditch push for pipeline approval
The Senate today voted down legislation that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, dealing a potentially devastating blow to Sen. Mary Landrieu's (D-La.) ability to demonstrate her clout ahead of a runoff election that appears to be slipping from her grasp.