Mary Landrieu May Be The Most Ineffective Energy Chair Ever

Now that Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has been promised a seat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is set to lose her chairmanship on the committee, Landrieu took to the Senate floor today to make one last case about the Keystone XL Pipeline.

But, the truth is, Landrieu has ignored the Keystone XL Pipeline project for nearly two years, failing to ever get a vote on the matter on the Senate floor, even though she promised she had the votes whipped to get a full Senate vote. And not to mention, the Senators who have ignored Landrieu on the matter are the same ones Landrieu donated to, like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

Here are the numbers on the issue that the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chalked up:

1 – Energy Committee Show Vote Even Landrieu Herself Admits Is Meaningless

68 – Tweets From Mary Landrieu About The Keystone Pipeline

19 – Press Releases Sent By Landrieu’s Office About Keystone

6 – Senate Floor Speeches By Landrieu About Keystone

3 – Press Conferences With Landrieu About Keystone

3 – Letters To The Obama Administration About Keystone Landrieu Has Signed

1 – Landrieu Campaign Ad Claiming Landrieu “Took On The President To Approve The Keystone Pipeline”

1 – Cable News Interview About Keystone

1 – Declarations By Landrieu That She Is “Indispensable” Because Of Her Influence In The Senate

These numbers don’t translate into Landrieu’s supposed “clout.”

2 – Endorsements By Landrieu Of Barack Obama, Whose Administration Indefinitely Delayed Keystone Approval In April, After More Than Five Years Of Studies And Delays

2Pledges By Landrieu To Keep Harry Reid, Who Called Keystone “Dirty,” “Unsustainable,” And Said It “Doesn’t Sound Like A Very Good Idea To Me,” As Majority Leader Of The United States Senate

$5,457,030 – Spending By Harry Reid’s Super PAC In Louisiana To Prop Up Mary Landrieu’s Campaign

$5,000,000 – Money Donated To Harry Reid’s Super PAC By Anti-Keystone Billionaire Tom Steyer

$32,500 – Money Landrieu Has Received From Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Leadership PAC

1 – San Francisco Fundraisers Landrieu Has Benefitted From Hosted By Anti-Keystone Activist Susie Tompkins Buell

$15,000 – Money Landrieu Received From The San Francisco Fundraiser Hosted By Buell

2,245 – Days President Obama And Harry Reid Have Delayed Keystone Approval



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