- 09 марта 2012, 01:57
- POLITICO. TOP 10 Blogs
(Sen. Max Baucus/AP Photo)
President Barack Obama got his way today when the Senate defeated a plan to fast-track the Keystone XL oil pipeline — no thanks to 11 Democrats who bucked the president and voted for the amendment.
The Democrats who crossed party lines on the 56-42 vote were: Max Baucus of Montana, Mark Begich of Alaska, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jon Tester of Montana, and Jim Webb of Virginia.
The amendment needed 60 votes to pass.
As POLITICO's Manu Raju reported, President Barack Obama personally lobbied Democrats to oppose the measure.