Plans for the contentious Keystone XL pipeline, which were put on hold by President Obama in November, may have gained a second chance this week from Republican lawmakers in Nebraska and Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a payroll-tax bill, which is widely supported by Democrats, that included a provision to accelerate a decision on the pipeline. The move followed statements last week from Nebraska Republicans supporting Keystone XL under a revised route. President Obama has said that he will veto any move to accelerate the approval process. A version of the House legislation is now under consideration in the Senate.
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