A labor dispute between Canada and its diplomats will hinder government efforts to lobby the U.S. for approval of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, the head of the foreign-service workers’ union said.
Michigan Republican Fred Upton has long relied on independents like retired high school teacher Frank Cody to help him win re-election. The congressman’s service on a debt-cutting supercommittee may put that support at risk.
Representative Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he expects the U.S. Congress to agree on legislation to extend a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits before the end of the year.
As Congress returns this week to confront immediate budget issues that have consumed the debate in Washington, lawmakers are preparing to pivot to topics such as immigration, gun control and energy policy.