Vote count: Keystone XL backers one shy in Senate

There are dueling bills in Congress that would clear the way for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in the United States.

The House already has passed a bill, sponsored by Republican Bill Cassidy, who’s a candidate for Senate in Louisiana.

The Senate has its own pro-KXL bill, sponsored by Democrat Mary Landrieu, the other candidate for Senate in Louisiana. They’ll square off in a runoff election Dec. 6.

Landrieu has 59 supporters for her bill, but she needs 60 to prevent it from being stalled by a filibuster threat.

A vote is scheduled for Tuesday.

Bloomberg has more on the horse-trading going on over the Senate bill.

 

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