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Senate Rejects Keystone Pipeline by a Vote of 59-41

WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the oil industry and Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who has staked her political career on the outcome.

The Senate voted 59-41 to approve the legislation, one vote shy of the 60 needed to pass it under the deal bringing it to the floor.

But Republican leaders are vowing to try again once they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure through Congress.

“We will come back again next year and keep coming back until we get a solution,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

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