Keystone oil pipeline vote passes Senate: Kirk yes, Durbin no

WASHINGTON–The Senate approved the controversial Keystone oil pipeline on Thursday on a 62-36 roll call. The Illinois senators split on this contentious issue. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat, voted no. Sen. Mark Kirk, a Republican, voted yes. Only six Senate Democrats voted yes. No Republicans voted no.

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