Senate Keystone pipeline vote: Kirk yes, Durbin no

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WASHINGTON–The Illinois Senators spliton the Keystone pipeline bill – Republican Sen. Mark Kirk a yes Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin a no –which failed to pass on Tuesday, falling a vote short of the 60 needed. The measure failed on a 59-14 rollcall and is expected to come up again after the Republicans take control of the chamber next year.

Kirk said in a statement,”Ilook forward to another opportunity to support the Keystone XL pipeline under a Republican majoritybecause the pipeline would make North America more energy independent from the instabilities of the Middle East. The pipeline will createjobs in Illinois while supporting our allies instead of ourenemies.”

14 Democrats voted for the bill.

Corrected from earlier version where I switched the Durbin and Kirk vote.


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