Senate Poised to Debate Keystone XL Pipeline, Other Key Energy Issues

In the wake of the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of legislation to approve the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate now stands poised to take up the measure beginning this week, opening the door to other key energy issues. Legislation similar to the House-passed measure was recently approved by the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee and has the necessary support to avoid a filibuster. The Keystone legislation has drawn a veto threat from the President; however, a number of Democrats are expected to support the measure, so a veto-proof majority is at least possible on the bill.

on January 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM