House Republicans said President Barack Obama is taking too long to decide on the Keystone XL pipeline as they defended a bill that again seeks to force a decision on one of the nation’s most-political energy debates.
Congressional Republicans say they may try again to tie the Keystone XL pipeline to an extension of the U.S. payroll-tax cut, as they prolong a debate with the Obama administration over jobs and the environment.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress yesterday for refusing to answer questions about her role in scrutinizing Tea Party groups.
A House committee voted in favor of a Republican-backed bill requiring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, stripping power from President Barack Obama.
A Republican-backed bill to advance TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which was delayed by the Obama administration, poses jurisdictional and legal issues, representatives of two U.S. agencies said.