Busy 2015 Senate agenda ahead for Isakson, Perdue | savannahnow.com

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Busy 2015 Senate agenda ahead for Isakson, Perdue | savannahnow.com

ATLANTA — When the Senate convenes in January, Georgia’s two senators expect fast movement on key bills like the Keystone oil pipeline, as well as potential showdowns with President Barack Obama.

Sen. Johnny Isakson and Sen.-elect David Perdue — who will be part of the new Republican majority in the chamber — spoke this week with The Associated Press in wide-ranging interviews about key issues they are likely to face in the first few months of the next congressional session.

Both said they want the Keystone pipeline to be among the first votes the Senate takes and plan to support it. Perdue said the pipeline “never should have been a partisan issue,” adding it will create jobs and help the economy.

With Democratic losses in the Senate, opposition to the project is now smaller. Both Perdue and Isakson said they hoped the president wouldn’t veto the bill, but said they felt confident there would be enough bipartisan support to override a veto if needed.

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