Schumer: Expect vote on Keystone


Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerRepair is the only “R” word that can solve our healthcare woes OPINION | How Democrats stole the nation's lower federal courts OPINION | Hey Dems, Russia won't define 2018, so why not fix your party's problems instead? MORE (D-N.Y.) said Monday that he expects a vote on Keystone XL this week as part of the larger energy debate firing up in the Senate.


Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidConservative Senate candidate calls on GOP to end filibuster Ex-Reid aide: McConnell's 'original sin' was casting ObamaCare as 'partisan, socialist takeover' GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West MORE (D-Nev.) is set to bring an energy efficiency bill led by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to the floor as early as Tuesday.


And a vote on Keystone will likely be attached, either as an amendment or a stand-alone deal.


“I think there will be a vote on Keystone,” Schumer said during an interview on “Morning Joe.”


“We’re willing to see a vote on Keystone, each side thinks they’re going to win,” Schumer said of those rallying for votes in favor of or against the $5.4 billion project. “It’s going to be real close.”


Shumer added that the oil-sands pipeline isn’t as important as it once was, however, claiming it has been blown out of proportion on both sides.