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Today in the U.S. Senate, the next installment in the theatre of the absurd:

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 114th Congress – 1st Session

Vote Summary

Question: On Overriding the Veto (Shall the Bill S.1 Pass, Over the Objections of the President )

Vote Number: 68 Vote Date: March 4, 2015, 02:20 PM

Required For Majority: 2/3 Vote Result: Veto Sustained

Measure Number: S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act )

Measure Title: A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Vote Counts: YEAs 62

NAYs 37

Not Voting 1

YEAs —62

Alexander (R-TN)

Ayotte (R-NH)

Barrasso (R-WY)

Bennet (D-CO)

Blunt (R-MO)

Boozman (R-AR)

Burr (R-NC)

Capito (R-WV)

Carper (D-DE)

Casey (D-PA)

Cassidy (R-LA)

Coats (R-IN)

Cochran (R-MS)

Collins (R-ME)

Corker (R-TN)

Cornyn (R-TX)

Cotton (R-AR)

Crapo (R-ID)

Cruz (R-TX)

Daines (R-MT)

Enzi (R-WY)

Ernst (R-IA)

Fischer (R-NE)

Flake (R-AZ)

Gardner (R-CO)

Graham (R-SC)

Grassley (R-IA)

Hatch (R-UT)

Heitkamp (D-ND)

Heller (R-NV)

Hoeven (R-ND)

Inhofe (R-OK)

Isakson (R-GA)

Johnson (R-WI)

Kirk (R-IL)

Lankford (R-OK)

Lee (R-UT)

Manchin (D-WV)

McCain (R-AZ)

McCaskill (D-MO)

McConnell (R-KY)

Moran (R-KS)

Murkowski (R-AK)

Paul (R-KY)

Perdue (R-GA)

Portman (R-OH)

Risch (R-ID)

Roberts (R-KS)

Rounds (R-SD)

Rubio (R-FL)

Sasse (R-NE)

Scott (R-SC)

Sessions (R-AL)

Shelby (R-AL)

Sullivan (R-AK)

Tester (D-MT)

Thune (R-SD)

Tillis (R-NC)

Toomey (R-PA)

Vitter (R-LA)

Warner (D-VA)

Wicker (R-MS)

NAYs —37

Baldwin (D-WI)

Blumenthal (D-CT)

Booker (D-NJ)

Boxer (D-CA)

Brown (D-OH)

Cantwell (D-WA)

Cardin (D-MD)

Coons (D-DE)

Durbin (D-IL)

Feinstein (D-CA)

Franken (D-MN)

Gillibrand (D-NY)

Heinrich (D-NM)

Hirono (D-HI)

Kaine (D-VA)

King (I-ME)

Klobuchar (D-MN)

Leahy (D-VT)

Markey (D-MA)

Menendez (D-NJ)

Merkley (D-OR)

Mikulski (D-MD)

Murphy (D-CT)

Murray (D-WA)

Nelson (D-FL)

Peters (D-MI)

Reed (D-RI)

Reid (D-NV)

Sanders (I-VT)

Schatz (D-HI)

Schumer (D-NY)

Shaheen (D-NH)

Stabenow (D-MI)

Udall (D-NM)

Warren (D-MA)

Whitehouse (D-RI)

Wyden (D-OR)

Not Voting – 1

Donnelly (D-IN)

[emphasis added]

All for what, Claire?


Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): they never will (January 1, 2015)

Claire McCaskill: Enabling Republicans on Keystone XL – or not (January 10, 2015)

Claire McCaskill’s doomed love affair with Keystone XL (January 29, 2015)

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): asked and answered (January 30, 2015)