On Tuesday, the Keystone XL pipeline legislation did not receive the 60 votes needed to move forward… to the President’s desk. Backers sounded confident, they had the 60 votes they needed. But in the end, they were one vote short. The final tally was 59-41.
For now, the president need not worry about whether he’ll have to veto this bill. But Republicans vow to bring the pipeline measure up again when they expand their numbers in the House, and take control of the Senate. That’ll be when the next congress is seated in January.
ABC’s Steven Portnoy joins us from Washington:
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