During a Senate hearing on the State Department's 2015 budget, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., urged Secretary of State John Kerry to approve the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Landrieu, chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said the strong support from Americans to build the project is an indication that the pipeline is in the country's national interest. Kerry said, "I am not at liberty to go into my thinking at this point -- it is just not appropriate -- except to say I am approaching this tabula rasa."

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