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Keystone XL Pipeline Stalls in Senate Vote (Video) (Updated)

Landrieu working the phones Tuesday ahead of the Keystone XL vote. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 7:42 p.m. | A Senate bill aimed at approving the Keystone XL pipeline stalled Tuesday, dealing a blow to Sen. Mary L. Landrieu's tough re-election bid.  

Republican leaders plan to bring the pipeline legislation back up next year, when GOP reinforcements appear certain to bring it over the line and to President Barack Obama's desk.  

Landrieu Offers Rebuttal to Rubio, Cassidy on Venezuela

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Sen. Mary L. Landrieu has responded forcefully to criticism of her blockade of sanctions against Venezuela.  

In an opinion piece for Friday's edition of The Advertiser in Lafayette, the Energy and Natural Resources chairwoman and Louisiana Democrat said that sanctions for human rights violations by the government of President Nicolás Maduro shouldn't be configured to cost jobs in her home state.  

Rubio Asks Reid to Bypass Landrieu on Venezuela Sanctions

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Sen. Marco Rubio wants Majority Leader Harry Reid to bypass one of his vulnerable incumbent Democrats in a bid to impose sanctions on Venezuela.  

The Florida Republican sent a letter to Reid calling for the Nevada Democrat to use his prerogatives as leader to get a sanctions bill to the floor. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., opposed granting unanimous consent to advance the measure before the August break.  

On Climate Change, Landrieu Stands With Coal, Against Obama

Landrieu is touring a coal power plant to emphasize her opposition to Obama's plans to cut carbon emissions to reduce climate change. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated: June 6, 9:06 a.m. | Sen. Mary L. Landrieu will head to a coal-fired power plant Monday, to emphasize her opposition to President Barack Obama's goal to take a big whack at coal as part of his plan to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change.  

The vulnerable Louisiana Democrat will head to the Big Cajun II coal-fired power plant in New Roads, La., according to a news release.  

Five Joint Fundraising Committees Register at FEC

The Federal Election Commission has received five new registrations for political committees that will operate as joint fundraising committees, allowing a donor to easily write one check for a large amount. However, the check may not exceed the combined contribution limit for all the participating candidates/committees.  

Registering at the FEC were Kentucky Republican Leadership Fund , which is a joint fundraising effort by the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Kentucky.