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As you probably know the Senate failed to pass the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday night and that within hours of the defeat Republicans were already vowing to resurrect the Keystone fight in January when they take control in the Senate.
"This will be an early item on the agenda in the next Congress and I'm very confident that Senator Hoeven's bill will succeed and we'll be able to get it down to the President," said Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) concurred, "We'll be back at the first of the year."
As Republicans back the President in a corner "some are concerned that he might use Keystone as a bargaining chip," said MSNBC's Ed Schultz last night on The Ed Show.
"This is the energy policy of the Republicans. Their stated policy, more oil to market and denying climate change," spouted Schultz.
Last night guests Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bold Nebraska Executive Director Jane Kleeb joined Schultz to discuss the outcome of the Keystone vote and what's to be expected in the coming months.
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