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Pipeline, energy bill backers vow to keep up fight

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 13, 2014 at 2:16 am •  Published: May 13, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of a popular energy savings bill and the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline say they will keep trying to force Senate action on the measures, even after they were defeated amid partisan gridlock in the Senate.

The energy legislation would tighten efficiency guidelines for new federal buildings and provide tax incentives to make homes and commercial buildings more efficient. The pipeline measure would force a decision by President Barack Obama on the long-delayed project to carry oil from Canada to the United States.

Both proposals fell victim to election-year politics Monday night. A procedural motion to end debate on the energy bill without amendments fell five votes short of the 60 votes needed for approval. The action also blocks a Senate vote on the pipeline.


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