Partisanship thwarts Senate energy bill

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

FILE - In this April 21, 2014, file photo, people walk near teepees set up on the National Mall in Washington, looking toward the Capitol. 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 May 9 in California is expected to go down in defeat May 12 amid a dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON -- A widely popular, bipartisan energy-savings bill fell victim in the Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the continued indecision of President Barack Obama's administration on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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