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Terry's Keystone Pipeline Bill Advances

Feb 8, 2012
(Omaha World-Herald)

Legislation by Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline advanced Tuesday.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted 33 to 20 — largely along party lines — to send the bill to the floor. It is expected to be attached to a highway and energy infrastructure bill and receive a full House vote next week.

Terry said after the vote that there is less than zero chance the Senate will take up his bill but said it's important for House Republicans to keep pushing the issue.