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Topic - Lee Terry
TransCanada, the company proposing the 1,600-mile Keystone XL pipeline, and officials in the U.S. and Canada reacted furiously Monday to skeptical comments from President Obama on the economic impact for jobs and U.S. gas prices from the long-delayed project.
House Republicans took the first step Tuesday toward forcing approval of Keystone XL pipeline, with a subcommittee passing a proposal that aims to green-light the massive project without President Obama's approval.
Weary of waiting for President Obama to provide leadership and relief for fuel prices, Democrats and Republicans in Washington are boarding the bandwagon for the Keystone XL pipeline. Partisan politics stop at the gas pump.
President Obama has often used executive authority to get around Congress — and he has promised to continue that approach in his second term.
President Obama has often used executive authority to get around Congress. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to turn the tables.
After years of delays on the Keystone XL pipeline, a top Republican lawmaker says he doesn't believe President Obama wants to approve it, even after the election, but it may have enough support from Senate Democrats to pass.
In another attempt to move forward with the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a top House Republican is pushing Congress to approve work on much of the northern portion of the Canada-to-Texas project that has been delayed for years.
House Republicans on Tuesday pushed forward a bill designed to increase transparency at the Federal Communications Commission and prevent what critics say are needless regulations that have created uncertainty in the market and inhibited deal-making.
The White House on Monday hailed the news that a scaled-down portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that would stretch from Oklahoma to Texas will move ahead, but the president's critics said the move only underscored the need to approve the entire Canada-to-Texas project.
President Obama vowed Wednesday to reject Republican efforts to attach approval of a U.S.-Canadian oil pipeline project to legislation that would cut payroll taxes for millions of Americans.
For states considering divvying up their electoral votes in presidential elections for partisan advantage, Rep. Lee Terry, Nebraska Republican, has a little advice: Be careful what you wish for.
The fight about the Keystone XL pipeline will play a big role in the war over the nation's energy future, a prominent House Republican said Tuesday.
Telemarketers are calling on Congress to ease restrictions on their access to cellphones, saying it has become increasingly difficult to reach customers who no longer use traditional land lines as their primary mode of contact.
House Republicans want the White House to stop dragging its feet on a massive pipeline project that would reduce the nation's dependence on overseas oil and create thousands of jobs - all without drilling domestically.
"President Obama needs to spend more time working with Republicans in Congress rather than traveling around the country reciting the environmental left's talking points and giving speeches that don't hire," Mr. Terry added.
"What will it take for our president to focus on job creation and not job killing?" said Rep. Lee Terry, Nebraska Republican.