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U.S. Senate fails to pass Keystone XL pipeline bill

November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday failed the pass the bill authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

The bill failed 59-41. 

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U.S. Senate fails to pass Keystone XL pipeline bill

November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday failed the pass the bill authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

The bill failed 59-41. 

Check back later for more on this story….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Keystone XL Senate vote hangs in balance after Obama remarks

November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate scrambled on Monday to gather votes to pass a bill that authorizes the project to help send Canadian oil to the U.S. Gulf, a task made harder after President Barack Obama made his…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Constitution requires lower expectations

November 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Despite the convincing Republican victories in the 2014 off-presidential election year, they will do little to change the Washington gridlock detested by the electorate.
At least, that’s what the U.S. Constitution says.
Haunted by the abuses of K…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bills to approve Keystone pipeline could be headed to U.S. Senate, House

November 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – Bills to take approval of the contentious Keystone XL pipeline from Canada out of the hands of the Obama administration could be headed for votes in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu, chair of t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

For McFadden, a career in the crosshairs

October 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Republican Minnesota U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden has never been a public official, so his business career has become the field of attack.

He has made millions of dollars in business and regularly is portrayed by Democratic opp…continue reading on dglobe.com

Republicans push for Keystone XL: GOP leaders say pipeline is a top energy priority

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the controvers…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ernst to visit Sibley Friday

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIBLEY, Iowa — Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Iowa, will make an Osceola County campaign stop this week.
Ernst invites voters to the Lantern Coffee House and Roastery, 304 Ninth St., Sibley, at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The event …continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota senator faces ethics charges

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans say Sen. Jeff Hayden, D-Minneapolis, breached Senate rules and demand that he go in front of an ethics committee.
GOP senators say Hayden used his influence as a lawmaker to convince the Minneapolis School Board to…continue reading on dglobe.com

Senate shortens transport extension, sets up clash with House

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved an $8.1 billion extension of federal funding for transportation projects through the end of 2014, setting up a clash with the House of Representatives just days ahead of cutbacks in money for road, b…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com