S. 2280 - A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Energy. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on November 18, 2014 
Senate Vote: On Passage

DID NOT PASS on November 18, 2014.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 59 voted NO: 41
0 voted present/not voting

Other Votes:

A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

S. 2280 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Other Titles
  • A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Sponsor
John Hoeven
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Energy
  • Canada
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Federal appellate courts
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Nebraska
  • Oil and gas
  • Pipelines
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/01/2014
Failed passage in Senate11/18/2014
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenateS. 2280 (113th): A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.11/18/2014This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
59 voted YES 41 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/01/2014
5/01/2014Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
5/01/2014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
5/01/2014Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar5/05/2014Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 371.
11/18/2014Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage11/18/2014S. 2280 (113th): A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

140% more
$31,891
$48,577
$19,531
$33,505
$6,278
$13,070
$28,076
$33,533
$7,067
$46,508
$3,624
$43,789
$17,176
$14,199
$38,898
$11,679
$5,796
$2,780
$152,846
$442
$1,691
$4,917
YES$565,874
$4,831
$4,365
$64,321
$3,755
$3,007
$1,856
$10,095
$39,929
$2,702
$28,846
$1,066
$21,116
$5,473
$10,116
$7,111
$7,280
$1,541
$8,360
$628
$550
$7,905
$579
NO$235,431

opposed this bill

Environmental policy
Native American Tribes
Consumer groups
Average given to Senators who voted:
$25,000
$68
$1,208
YES$26,276
4.1 times as much
$106,012
$113
$2,913
NO$109,038
35 Organizations Supported and 4 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.: S. 2280 (113th): A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

35 organizations supported this bill

American Concrete Pavement Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
American Concrete Pipe Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
American Council of Engineering Companies
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (2014, May 1). AFPM Supports Congressional Action on Keystone XL. Retrieved May 5, 2014, from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.
American Petroleum Institute
American Petroleum Institute (2014, May 1). API urges Congressional leadership to approve Keystone XL. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from API.
American Rental Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
American Supply Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
Associated Equipment Distributors
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
Associated General Contractors of America
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
Building and Construction Trades Department (2014, May 5). BCTD S 2280 Letter. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from BCTD.
Business Roundtable
Business Roundtable (2014, May 8). Letter Endorsing Congressional Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline. Retrieved May 8, 2014, from Business Roundtable.
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
Consumer Energy Alliance
Laura Litvan (2014, May 2). Wooing of Senators to Force Keystone Seen Falling Short. Bloomberg. Retrieved May 5, 2014, from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/wooing-of-senators-to-force-keystone-seen-falling-short.html.
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Schatz, Tom (2014, June 13). Urge Vote on S. 2280. Retrieved November 18, 2014, from Council for Citizens Against Government Waste.
Distribution Contractors Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
ExxonMobil
Laura Litvan (2014, May 2). Wooing of Senators to Force Keystone Seen Falling Short. Bloomberg. Retrieved May 5, 2014, from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/wooing-of-senators-to-force-keystone-seen-falling-short.html.
Heritage Action for America
Heritage Action for America (2014, November 17). “YES” on Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act . Retrieved November 18, 2014, from Heritage Action.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
undersigned organizations (2014, May 21). Labor Letter to Senate on Keystone XL. Retrieved June 2, 2014, from Scribd.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
undersigned organizations (2014, November 14). US Construction Industry Supports Legislation to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Project (HR 5682/S 2280). Retrieved November 18, 2014, from AED.
International Union of Operating Engineers
undersigned organizations (2014, May 21). Labor Letter to Senate on Keystone XL. Retrieved June 2, 2014, from Scribd.
Laborers' International Union of North America
LIUNA (2014, May 1). Sullivan Appeals for Senate Vote on KXL Approval. Retrieved May 5, 2014, from .
National Asphalt Pavement Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
National Association of Manufacturers
undersigned organizations (2014, May 21). Labor Letter to Senate on Keystone XL. Retrieved June 2, 2014, from Scribd.
National Electrical Contractors Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
National Utility Contractors Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
Portland Cement Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Keating, Raymond J. (2014, May 10). Sanity in the US Senate on Keystone Would Benefit Small Businesses and Workers. Retrieved November 18, 2014, from SBE Council.
Steel Manufacturers Association
Associated Equipment Distributors (2014, May 5). Senators Introduce Bipartisan Keystone XL Approval Bill. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from AED.
United Association
undersigned organizations (2014, May 21). Labor Letter to Senate on Keystone XL. Retrieved June 2, 2014, from Scribd.

4 organizations opposed this bill

350.org
350.org (2014). Tell President Obama: Stop Keystone XL!. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from 350.org.
League of Women Voters
Jessica Jones (2014, November 14). TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Senators to Vote No on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Retrieved November 18, 2014, from LWV.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Seoane, Aldo & Agli, Wica (2014, November 14). House Vote in Favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline an Act of War. Retrieved December 1, 2014, from Lakota Voice.
Sierra Club
Sierra Club (2014, May 4). URGENT: Stop the Senate from approving Keystone XL!. Retrieved May 9, 2014, from Sierra Club.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$274,721$19,100Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$445,862$4,000Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$211,000$158,016No
John BarrassoRWY$395,250$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$468,934$147,546Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$279,125$171,011Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$164,625$54,856No
Roy BluntRMO$927,529$500Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$303,600$115,496No
John BoozmanRAR$243,064$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$303,990$189,622No
Sherrod BrownDOH$367,230$118,621No
Richard BurrRNC$436,173$13,250Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$72,656$147,763No
Ben CardinDMD$261,692$8,025No
Tom CarperDDE$136,540$6,500Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$325,756$28,504Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$58,750$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$352,000$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$224,293$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$313,505$17,450Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$287,566$37,050Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$224,273$36,527No
Bob CorkerRTN$475,721$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,303,264$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$171,550$6,600Yes
Ted CruzRTX$2,590,058$1,250Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$383,826$29,050Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$300,850$58,511No
Mike EnziRWY$240,083$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$257,300$21,350No
Deb FischerRNE$432,055$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,606,749$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$184,954$118,791No
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$501,165$80,900No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$453,581$39,663Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$306,598$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$172,475$263,776Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$49,900$0No
Orrin G. HatchRUT$590,165$1,000Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$259,950$320,496No
Heidi HeitkampDND$197,500$-500Yes
Dean HellerRNV$605,396$6,000Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$381,898$36,426No
John HoevenRND$417,300$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$498,625$300Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$365,400$6,400Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$18,800$500Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$578,227$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$50,950$1,500No
Tim KaineDVA$224,349$262,851No
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$81,550$37,070No
Mark KirkRIL$811,713$6,300Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$187,581$12,900No
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,026,867$87,802Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$51,500$22,000No
Mike LeeRUT$225,843$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$16,500$0No
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$573,854$39,900Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$368,973$387,731No
John McCainRAZ$426,353$500Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$255,053$8,500Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,492,146$4,500Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$568,500$15,000No
Jeff MerkleyDOR$210,600$145,799No
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$122,803$13,200No
Jerry MoranRKS$295,233$500Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$432,092$30,750Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$362,323$144,096No
Patty MurrayDWA$307,807$116,257No
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$305,597$68,782No
Rand PaulRKY$804,699$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$1,226,122$27,100Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$366,994$52,000Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$143,200$17,700No
Harry ReidDNV$441,800$164,639No
Jim RischRID$219,222$1,000Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$668,769$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$17,125$6,400No
Marco RubioRFL$1,743,582$11,513Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$56,850$53,147No
Brian SchatzDHI$234,774$134,704No
Chuck SchumerDNY$416,110$69,250No
Tim ScottRSC$741,363$3,000Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$142,750$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$227,150$219,479No
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$230,550$2,400Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$244,758$33,475No
Jon TesterDMT$206,032$294,685Yes
John ThuneRSD$670,839$11,400Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,452,368$31,550Yes
Mark UdallDCO$291,865$613,037No
Tom UdallDNM$229,413$180,494No
David VitterRLA$1,064,626$31,000Yes
John E. WalshDMT$76,950$55,636Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$284,120$47,788Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$189,241$180,328No
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$129,532$92,083No
Roger F. WickerRMS$372,000$3,500Yes
Ron WydenDOR$326,750$13,250No

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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
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Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$274,721$19,100Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$445,862$4,000Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$211,000$158,016No
John BarrassoRWY$395,250$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$468,934$147,546Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$279,125$171,011Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$164,625$54,856No
Roy BluntRMO$927,529$500Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$303,600$115,496No
John BoozmanRAR$243,064$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$303,990$189,622No
Sherrod BrownDOH$367,230$118,621No
Richard BurrRNC$436,173$13,250Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$72,656$147,763No
Ben CardinDMD$261,692$8,025No
Tom CarperDDE$136,540$6,500Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$325,756$28,504Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$58,750$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$352,000$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$224,293$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$313,505$17,450Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$287,566$37,050Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$224,273$36,527No
Bob CorkerRTN$475,721$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,303,264$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$171,550$6,600Yes
Ted CruzRTX$2,590,058$1,250Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$383,826$29,050Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$300,850$58,511No
Mike EnziRWY$240,083$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$257,300$21,350No
Deb FischerRNE$432,055$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,606,749$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$184,954$118,791No
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$501,165$80,900No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$453,581$39,663Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$306,598$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$172,475$263,776Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$49,900$0No
Orrin G. HatchRUT$590,165$1,000Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$259,950$320,496No
Heidi HeitkampDND$197,500$-500Yes
Dean HellerRNV$605,396$6,000Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$381,898$36,426No
John HoevenRND$417,300$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$498,625$300Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$365,400$6,400Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$18,800$500Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$578,227$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$50,950$1,500No
Tim KaineDVA$224,349$262,851No
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$81,550$37,070No
Mark KirkRIL$811,713$6,300Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$187,581$12,900No
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,026,867$87,802Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$51,500$22,000No
Mike LeeRUT$225,843$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$16,500$0No
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$573,854$39,900Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$368,973$387,731No
John McCainRAZ$426,353$500Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$255,053$8,500Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,492,146$4,500Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$568,500$15,000No
Jeff MerkleyDOR$210,600$145,799No
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$122,803$13,200No
Jerry MoranRKS$295,233$500Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$432,092$30,750Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$362,323$144,096No
Patty MurrayDWA$307,807$116,257No
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$305,597$68,782No
Rand PaulRKY$804,699$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$1,226,122$27,100Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$366,994$52,000Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$143,200$17,700No
Harry ReidDNV$441,800$164,639No
Jim RischRID$219,222$1,000Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$668,769$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$17,125$6,400No
Marco RubioRFL$1,743,582$11,513Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$56,850$53,147No
Brian SchatzDHI$234,774$134,704No
Chuck SchumerDNY$416,110$69,250No
Tim ScottRSC$741,363$3,000Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$142,750$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$227,150$219,479No
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$230,550$2,400Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$244,758$33,475No
Jon TesterDMT$206,032$294,685Yes
John ThuneRSD$670,839$11,400Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$2,452,368$31,550Yes
Mark UdallDCO$291,865$613,037No
Tom UdallDNM$229,413$180,494No
David VitterRLA$1,064,626$31,000Yes
John E. WalshDMT$76,950$55,636Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$284,120$47,788Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$189,241$180,328No
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$129,532$92,083No
Roger F. WickerRMS$372,000$3,500Yes
Ron WydenDOR$326,750$13,250No

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$9,043,639
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$3,926,702
Building trades unions$3,789,470
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$3,615,572
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,449,348
Major (multinational) oil & gas producers$3,045,002
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$2,586,539
Petroleum refining & marketing$2,130,744
Oil & Gas$2,079,681
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$2,070,367
Special trade contractors$1,252,481
Steel$1,237,770
Electrical contractors$987,524
Construction equipment$847,203
Equipment rental & leasing$527,735
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$506,786
General business associations$493,673
Teamsters union$423,845
Manufacturing$405,120
Small business associations$313,877
Plumbing & pipe products$257,537
Fiscal & tax policy$48,650

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$5,821,523
Native American Tribes$190,673
Consumer groups$8,650
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