House GOP to push for pipeline despite Obama move

House Republicans say a fresh push for a 1,700-mile Canada-to-Texas pipeline could be part of a new round of negotiations over extending the payroll tax cut and benefits for the long-term unemployed. House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton tells reporters the House leadership is looking at every option after President Barack Obama decided […]

Speaker: Pipeline stays in payroll tax cut bill

House Republicans will stick to their insistence that a bill extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits include language speeding work on a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, Speaker John Boehner said Friday. Boehner’s remarks added a contentious backdrop to negotiations over the payroll tax cut measure. President Barack Obama and many congressional Democrats are opposed […]