The following article is from the NAFB News Service:
By a vote of 234 to 193 the U.S. House on Tuesday passed a payroll tax cut extension favored by House Republicans. The “extenders” package includes a provision that would fast-track the Keystone XL pipeline project. Earlier, Speaker John Boehner defended inclusion of the pipeline proposal, saying, – if the American people want jobs, this is as close to a shovel-ready plan as you’re going to see.
In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid has said the bill cannot pass his chamber, setting the stage for a battle that could stretch into the weekend. President Barack Obama has threatened to reject a package that comes to his desk with “extraneous” provisions, such as the Keystone XL pipeline proposal.
Source: NAFB News Service
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