Supporters Says Keystone Bill Short of 60 Votes

May 1, 2014 Full story: ABC News 25

Senate supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline conceded Thursday they lack the 60 votes necessary to pass legislation authorizing immediate construction of the project, but said they remain hopeful of prevailing.

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Paco Pinto

San Antonio, TX

#24 May 4, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
I bet there will be more new Senators then you know about. There are already several Democrats that are supporting the pipeline, and anyone who wants to create jobs for our Americans will be re elected.
You are the same moron who bet us that Romney would be president. Your opinion is worthless.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#25 May 4, 2014
Eighthman wrote:
The democrats will be crushed in all upcoming elections.
C'mon magic 8 ball, don't fail them again...

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#26 May 4, 2014
Eighthman wrote:
<quoted text>Cool. There won't be in 2.5 little years.
Is that when President Romney steps down?

Oh that's right, your LAST election prediction didn't turn out that well either...
Cat74

Bloomingdale, IL

#27 May 4, 2014
Last election we didn't have proof of incompetence, and dereliction of Presidential duty. We didn't have little Hillary hiding from the mothers of the dead Benghazi hero's.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#28 May 5, 2014
Delbert wrote:
<quoted text>
That nuclear option in the Senate only applies to confirmations votes on nominees other than cabinet nominations.
Wrong Dilbert.

" In a shocking development Thursday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) triggered a rarely used procedural option informally called the “nuclear option” to change the Senate rules."

"Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada is being lobbied by liberal groups to broaden his November 2013 filibuster reform – which reduces the number of votes needed to defeat a filibuster from 60 to a simple majority – to make it harder still for the Republican minority to block legislation"

But, this will come in handy when the Republicans regain the Senate. What goes around, comes around.

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