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senate Bill S. 1

Approving the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Argument in favor

Creates jobs. Reduces gas prices. Reduces overseas oil imports. Private businesses should be free to act in ways they deem profitable free of government interference.

ScottWalker's Opinion
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04/26/2015
"Tell Obama to build #KeystoneXL today... We've been waiting for 2262 days #ItsTimeToBuild"
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EricRevell's Opinion
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02/23/2015
Shipping oil by pipeline is safer than by rail or by tanker truck - resulting in fewer emissions and spills. Standing in the way of this legislation isn't stopping the production of tar sands oil, and our economy could use the boost.
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Scythan's Opinion
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04/05/2015
Already 30 similar pipelines. Not really an environmental win. There are better ways to fight. Let this be a win and owe one later.
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Argument opposed

Potentially devastating environmental impact. Creates no more than 100 permanent jobs in the United States, according to the State Department.

BarackObama's Opinion
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02/25/2015
"We should be setting our sights higher. This pipeline will not create a lot of permanent jobs. We should look towards other areas such as improving the infrastructure."
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ebolaza's Opinion
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05/07/2015
NO!!! No keystone pipeline! We cannot afford the devastation it WILL cause on our precious earth. Native people's deserve self-determination in this matter as well. They say no, we should all say no!
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Jared's Opinion
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04/18/2016
This is obviously a terrible idea. The Keystone pipeline in South Dakota was just discovered to have leaked thousands of gallons of oil before it was ever detected
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bill Progress


  • Vetoed
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house Passed February 11th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 270 Yea / 152 Nay
  • The senate Passed January 29th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 62 Yea / 36 Nay
    IntroducedJanuary 6th, 2015

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bill Progress


  • Vetoed
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house Passed February 11th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 270 Yea / 152 Nay
  • The senate Passed January 29th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 62 Yea / 36 Nay
    IntroducedJanuary 6th, 2015

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Bill Activity

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    Introduced in Senate
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    Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
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    Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
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    Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 63 - 32. Record Vote Number: 3.
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    Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
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    Measure laid before Senate by motion.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Cloture on the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 39. Record Vote Number: 30.
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    Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked (Record Vote No. 30) entered in Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Considered by Senate.
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    Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the measure (Roll Call Vote No. 30) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
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    Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the measure (Roll Call Vote No. 30) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
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    Upon reconsideration, cloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 - 35. Record Vote Number: 45.
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    Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 - 36. Record Vote Number: 49.
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    Received in the House.
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    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
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    Held at the desk.
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    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 100 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of S. 1 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. After disposition of the previous question, the resolution allows for one motion to commit during consideration of S. 1. The resolution also provides for proceedings during the period from Feb. 16, 2015 through Feb. 23, 2015.
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    Rule H. Res. 100 passed House.
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    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 100.
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    Rule provides for consideration of S. 1 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. After disposition of the previous question, the resolution allows for one motion to commit during consideration of S. 1. The resolution also provides for proceedings during the period from Feb. 16, 2015 through Feb. 23, 2015.
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    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 100, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 1.
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    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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    Mrs. Capps moved to commit with instructions to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to commit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to require that TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. pay for any oil spill cleanup on American soil. The point of order was subsequently withdrawn.
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    The previous question on the motion to commit with instructions was ordered without objection.
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    On motion to commit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 181 - 241 (Roll no. 74).
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    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 270 - 152 (Roll no. 75).
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    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
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    Presented to President.
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    Vetoed by President.
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    Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk.
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    Veto Message considered in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on veto message presented in Senate.
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    Veto Message considered in Senate.
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    Cloture motion on veto message withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
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    Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 - 37. Record Vote Number: 68.
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    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    "Tell Obama to build #KeystoneXL today... We've been waiting for 2262 days #ItsTimeToBuild"
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    "We should be setting our sights higher. This pipeline will not create a lot of permanent jobs. We should look towards other areas such as improving the infrastructure."
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    Shipping oil by pipeline is safer than by rail or by tanker truck - resulting in fewer emissions and spills. Standing in the way of this legislation isn't stopping the production of tar sands oil, and our economy could use the boost.
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    NO!!! No keystone pipeline! We cannot afford the devastation it WILL cause on our precious earth. Native people's deserve self-determination in this matter as well. They say no, we should all say no!
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    This pipe crosses into indigenous American territory and we must respect their sovereignty. This pipe will only have temporary construction jobs then only 30 or so permanent positions that will go to technicians. Also when this pipe fails and/or bursts it won't be the company tabbing the clean-up but our tax dollars.
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    This is obviously a terrible idea. The Keystone pipeline in South Dakota was just discovered to have leaked thousands of gallons of oil before it was ever detected
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    This creates further health problems and land conservation issues. We have already torn up way more than our share of vital ecosystem that helps to regulate our air quality. Creating a few hundred jobs is not worth giving a few hundred more people exposure to harmful byproducts of a business endeavor.
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    What a terrible idea. This is a prime example of how there is too much big business running our government. If Republicans voted with their own minds and not with a group of people with check books behind them, we could do what is right. Also, it's a Canadian company... The only jobs created are temporary ones to build the giant pipeline of OIL running through the continental United States. Nobody needs or wants that, honestly.
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    There's so many other ways to get energy, and yes these ways will also bring jobs. Jobs won't matter if we don't have a planet to live on!
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    This would have a horrible impact on the environment!!! Say no to the keystone pipeline!
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    Dirtiest oil on the planet and belonging to the Koch brothers..No thanks! Beyond time to be fully invested in sustainable energy and moving away from fossil fuels
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    The Earth we live on, and need to survive as humans is more important than saving a few bucks.
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    These are not full time jobs. The reward is not worth the risk.
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    The creation of the pipeline will most likely result in many eminent domain cases that will hurt Americans that have established businesses and property along the projected path for the pipeline.
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    It seems to me that this decision lies with the governor of Nebraska. But I'm not sure it's a good thing either way.
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    Given the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and other cities, I think our country needs to do more to ensure the water quality for all of its citizens. Devastating environmental impacts from this pipeline could affect the water supply of communities for generations to come. For that reason, I ask that you reject the construction of the Keystone pipeline.
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    This pipeline usurps land from US citizens and will reek havoc on our natural resources.
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    Save sacred lands and protect the water!
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    I would like our government to invest in more green energy. If our government made it easily accessible for most Americans to have power from solar energy or wind energy most people will go for it and would stop using so much oil. Look at all the people who have protested all the pipelines all over the United States We the People are trying to let you know we are against the pipelines and want clean air clean water and clean energy. Please answer this question what will we do when the water is too toxic to drink
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    Horrible consequences to the environment ! Vote NO
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