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Graham highlights his Keystone support in new ads

Source: 
The Hill

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who appears out in front in a crowded primary field as he seeks re-election, released multiple campaign ads Monday, with one video touting his backing for the Keystone XL pipeline project, The Hill reports.

Colorado senate race still close: Poll

Source: 
The Hill

A survey conducted for the League of Conservation Voters found that Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is slightly ahead of his Republican opponent Rep. Cory Gardner, but the difference is within a 4-point margin of error, The Hill reports.

Democrats have mixed views about Steyer

Source: 
National Journal

Activist Tom Steyer is putting millions into campaigns to back candidates who support his views on climate change and the environment, but not all Democrats are happy about it, National Journal reports.

Big campaign fight looming in Colorado over drilling

Source: 
The Denver Post

If the legislature in Colorado continues to fail in its efforts to broker a compromise over a state-wide framework for drilling controls, expect a massive outpouring of money into local campaigns on the issue, The Denver Post reports.

Senate to look at tax extenders this week

Source: 
National Journal

Finding no agreement on energy – including the efficiency bill and other measures that Republicans were seeking to attach to it – the Senate will turn its attention this week to reviving some expired tax credits, National Journal reports.

Keystone XL to be major issue in key Senate races

Source: 
The Hill

Republicans have already been moving to use the likely Senate failure to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline as campaign fodder in key races, including the re-election contests for Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., The Hill reports.

Democrats, Republicans face off in Ga. Senate debates

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn brushed off criticism from her Democratic primary opponents during her first debate Sunday, defending her support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the Second Amendment.

Meanwhile, Republican candidates vying for Georgia's open Senate seat also debated, sharpening their attacks against the two perceived front-runners with just over a week to go before the May 20 primaries.

On the Democratic side, Nunn has been running a centrist campaign, seeking to stay above the partisan fray and call for working with the GOP to get things done in Washington. The daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, a moderate Democrat who represented Georgia for years, she has launched TV ads focused on her career running a major nonprofit.

Energy bill caught up in Keystone XL dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after President Barack Obama touted executive actions aimed at increasing energy efficiency, a bill with similar goals is expected to fall victim to partisan gridlock in the Senate.

A bipartisan bill to promote many of the same efficiency goals Obama touted Friday in California is expected to go down in defeat Monday amid a dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the energy bill would tighten efficiency guidelines for new federal buildings and provide tax incentives to make homes and commercial buildings more efficient.

One dispute over energy efficiency amendments concerns natgas exports

Source: 
The Hill

Bipartisan bickering over amendments that look certain to derail energy efficiency legislation in the Senate includes a dispute over natural gas exports, The Hill reports.

Lawmakers hail deal on bill to boost ports, waterways

Source: 
The Hill

An agreement ending months of dickering over the $8.2 billion Water Resources Development Act is an important measure to strengthen infrastructure and keep the U.S. competitive, Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., David Vitter, R-La. and Reps. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and Nick Rahall, D-W.Va,. said in a statement, The Hill reports.

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