House Votes To Back Keystone XL Measure In Transport Bill

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 3:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to instruct congressional negotiators working out a final version of transportation funding legislation to include a provision that would require approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

In a 261-152 vote, the House approved a motion by Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., instructing House conferees to insist that the provision remain in the final bill, which would reauthorize federal funding for highway programs.

A conference committee of 14 senators and 33 representatives began meeting earlier this month to hammer out a...
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