WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30: U.S. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) (2nd L) speaks as (L-R) U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), U.S. Sen. John ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30: U.S. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) (2nd L) speaks as (L-R) U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD), U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE), U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) listen during a news conference November 30, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Republican senators held the news conference to discuss an energy legislation regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less 
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