Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill In Tight Vote

| by Charles Roberts

A bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline was defeated on Tuesday.

Despite seemingly gaining some momentum over the past few days, the bill fell a single vote shy of the filibuster-proof 60 votes necessary.

The Keystone XL oil pipeline has been a point of controversy for Republicans and Democrats for a long time now. This past Friday, The House of Representatives approved the pipeline (yet again) to no one's surprise. What made things a little different this time around, however, was that Sen. Harry Reid agreed to hold a vote on the bill on the Senate floor.

Ultimately, though, it produced the same result as before.

The Keystone XL pipeline, if it ever gets approved, would expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

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