U.S. Senate Republicans Block Energy Bill, Forfeit A Keystone Vote

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May 13, 2014 AT 7:22 AM
U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by both manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline. On a vote of 55-36. President Barack Obama's Democrats fell short of the needed 60 votes to advance the bipartisan energy bill. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid had offered a vote on Keystone - if Republicans permitted passage of the bill.