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May 5, 2014

Aide: Democrats Offer Vote to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline — With a Catch

gop sens007 101613 445x296 Aide: Democrats Offer Vote to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline — With a Catch

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Senate Democrats are offering Republicans a vote on approving the Keystone XL pipeline, but are demanding an energy efficiency bill pass in return.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., remained confident Monday that the Senate would vote on approving the Keystone XL pipeline regardless of the outcome of the energy bill, but a senior Democratic aide threw cold water on that idea.

“We are ready to give them a vote if they give us Shaheen-Portman,” a senior Senate Democratic aide said, referring to the energy efficiency legislation’s authors, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio. Full story

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