An amendment by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., to the Senate budget that endorses TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline cleared the Senate in a 62 to 37 vote. "It puts the Senate on record in support of the Keystone pipeline project. And that's just appropriate," Hoeven said. "The Department of State has done four environmental impact statements over the last five years -- four -- and said there are no significant environmental impacts. And it's time that we in the Senate stepped up with the American people."