Wisconsin Senators Split On Keystone XL Pipeline Vote

Wisconsin’s two U.S. Senators split on their vote for approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline Thursday. The Senate approved the measure by a 62 to 36 vote. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted against the measure saying, “Congress should not be in the business of approving individual pipelines and I have serious concerns about the precedent this vote sets.” Senator Ron Johnson on the other hand voted for approval. He says, ““I am pleased that after a substantive and open debate the bill to permit the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline was approved by a bipartisan majority of the Senate. I am proud to have voted yes.” The president has threatened to veto the measure.