GOP, Dems Face Off On Keystone's Role In Transport Bill

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT) -- As Congress began negotiating a bill to extend federal transportation funding Tuesday, House and Senate Republicans pledged support for a provision to expedite approval of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, setting up a showdown with Democratic opponents of the measure.

A conference committee of 14 senators and 33 representatives is tasked with hammering out a compromise on House and Senate versions of transportation funding legislation before the end of June. At the core of the negotiations is language from the House version that would fast-track...
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