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And now there is also new life flowing through the Keystone Pipeline.
Democrats -- -- Max bachus now supports it.
Not will that be enough to push the popular plan through the senate.
Senator John -- joins us now he sits on the joint US senate house committee that will debate the pipeline such a great to have you with -- on the obvious question.
All we on the threshold of actually getting this thing bills what -- -- -- so Stewart as you know we had a strong bipartisan vote in support of -- in the senate we had 56 votes actually 58 to our.
Republicans -- -- need a sixty vote threshold.
But then Knight transportation bill went over to the house we try to catch -- if they Keystone Pipeline in the senate transportation bill went to the house.
-- with a strong bipartisan vote including the Keystone Pipeline 69 Democrats -- hour -- conference I'm a member that happens committee.
I really think we'll get it.
And if senator Max bachus joined -- conference committee.
You will get the question is though -- senator Reid -- senator baucus on that committee.
Well I believe so because he is chairman of the finance committee that's one of the committees of jurisdiction.
-- we've been talking.
I really think that he will be on the committee.
And I think we will work to get it done and look our country needs it yes you said gas prices are still close to four dollars a gallon.
This is a way to produce more energy.
Okay now -- -- -- I'm with the -- but let's carry this thing forward let's suppose that he gets approval in the senate do you think.
That President Obama would then veto it and if he does.
Do you have the strength in the senate to override that veto.
With our -- -- -- this includes members of both the senate and the house it's attached to the transportation bill.
Keystone Pipeline is necessary infrastructure fits very well with the transportation bill and the president would have to veto the whole thing I don't think you would do that.
It's -- and -- it's look it's about what's good for the country yes our state alone will put a 100000 barrels a day -- this pipeline to bring more hot energy our country now produced.
Gas prices with what Americans want yes I think we can -- -- up -- -- that it is maybe some life in this pipeline project yet and you'll -- that tell -- that.
I know -- does or senator can I wanna move onto a real -- I know you're really in -- -- here.
You on you've got to mention involving the re cycling of coal can you give -- put a thirty seconds on the.
Look at another great energy -- the administration's energy policy is a wet blanket on energy development in this country we need to develop our energy.
And we got the legislation to do what he just -- to start working with us this coal -- recycling.
He has allows us to put fly ash into building products which we're doing now it just reduces regulatory burden that helps reduce the cost of building.
Highways so again when this highway bill we can build more highways more infrastructure to get this economy going -- we need to do.
Senator John Hogan Republican North Dakota thanks so much for taking time out today we appreciate it so thank you.
Thank you --
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