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  •  Ok. He Voted against Boxer but also against Hoeven (4+ / 0-)

    Boxer's amendment was to delay Keystone for more "study" . Hoeven's was to take away Obama's authority to approve Keystone. I'll give Udall a pass on the Boxer vote.

    [On the Hoeven bill]:

    All Republicans voted in favor. The Democrats who supported the measure were Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Michael Bennet (Colo.), Tom Carper (Del.), Bob Casey (Pa.), Chris Coons (Del.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Tim Johnson (S.D.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Joe Manchin (W. Va.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Bill Nelson (Fla.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Mark Warner (Va.).

    [On the Boxer amendment]:

    To that end, the Senate rejected Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-Calif.) amendment that called for conducting more studies on Keystone while its application remains pending.

    That amendment, which fell 33-66, aimed to answer questions of how much of Keystone's oil is intended for overseas markets and how much of the pipeline's steel would come from U.S. firms, among other things.

    "It's not true that all the work has been done. We don't know how much of the steel will be American. We don't how many of the jobs will be American. We don't know if our national security people think that dirty tar sands is going to create climate disruption," Boxer said after her amendment fell, before the Senate took up Hoeven's measure.

    All Republicans voted against Boxer's proposal. The Democrats joining them were Baucus, Begich, Carper, Casey, Coons, Donnelly, Hagan, Heitkamp, Johnson, Landrieu, Manchin, McCaskill, Pryor and Sens. Sherrod Brown (Ohio), William Cowan (Mass.), Tim Kaine (Va.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), Mark Udall (Colo.), Tom Udall (N.M.). Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) also voted against. 

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:39:09 AM PDT

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    •  That's the "support." Without a doubt... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...Udall has cautious on this, which is shown by his not signing the letter and not voting for the Boxer amendment. He's got a tough re-election fight ahead of him, which is no surprise. But Colorado has even worse form of petroleum than the tar sands to exploit—oil shale (what the Utes called tempe niache, the "rock that burns")—and it would be nice to see Colorado senators showing that they don't want to see this stuff converted to burnables.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 01:00:34 PM PDT

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