The Senate voted to defeat the Keystone Pipeline amendment 56 to 42. The measure required 60 votes to pass and received significant support from Senators of both parties. Sen. Cardin voted no.
Maryland U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Douglas released the following statement:
"By delaying yet again the Keystone XL Pipeline, the elitist and out-of-touch U.S. Senate and the Administration sent a blunt message to American workers: drop dead. U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Harry Reid have no concept of the impact on workers which follows the death of projects like Keystone.
"At the very moment when Maryland legislators are considering hiking the gas tax and the President himself has acknowledged soaring fuel prices is an election issue, Ben Cardin comfortably votes the party line at the expense of hard-working families and those looking for work.
"The fact is the Keystone pipeline is a direct benefit to workers in Cumberland, Salisbury, Sparrows Point and every other place in America struggling to maintain a manufacturing-based economy."