All senators in town for Keystone vote
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All senators are in town Tuesday to cast their votes on a measure approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Later Tuesday, the Senate will vote on approval of the controversial energy project which would transport oil from Canada through the United States to Gulf Coast refineries. Environmentalists oppose the project, but labor groups have touted it as a job creator, leaving Democrats in a difficult spot.


Sens. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerPolls show big bounce to Biden ahead of Super Tuesday Sanders poised for big Super Tuesday Establishment Democrats rallying behind Biden MORE (D-Calif.), Kay HaganKay Ruthven HaganThe Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control Tillis wins North Carolina Senate primary Coronavirus poses risks for Trump in 2020 MORE (D-N.C.), Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnTom Coburn's annual gift to taxpayers Joe Biden still doesn't have a campaign theme The Hill's 12:30 Report: Drug companies inch closer to COVID-19 vaccine MORE (R-Okla.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan Google: Chinese and Iranian hackers targeting Biden, Trump campaigns Sanders: Police departments that violate civil rights should lose federal funding MORE (I-Vt.) weren’t in Washington in time to cast procedural votes on judicial nominations late on Monday evening. But all four are back for the Keystone vote.

Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuA decade of making a difference: Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Congress needs to work to combat the poverty, abuse and neglect issues that children face Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’ MORE (D-La.) spearheaded the effort to hold the vote and has been trying to whip the 60 votes needed to pass the legislation, which some believe would help her chances in a Senate runoff race against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). Cassidy sponsored a similar measure in the House, and both candidates have touted their energy credentials in their race.

Coburn, who has been ill, and Hagan are key to Landrieu’s success, as they are two of the confirmed 59 yes votes. Both senators' offices said they are in town and will support the measure.

Boxer and Sanders strongly oppose the pipeline and will vote no.

“What does XL stand for? To me it stands for extra lethal,” Boxer said Tuesday. “This is a serious environmental hazard.”