ON TAP THURSDAY: A double dose of Keystone XL pipeline politics.

A House Energy and Commerce Committee panel will hold a hearing titled: “Keystone’s Red Tape Anniversary: Five Years of Bureaucratic Delay and Economic Benefits Denied.”

Check out the witnesses’ prepared testimony here.

And across Capitol Hill, a bipartisan group of pipeline advocates will hold a pro-Keystone press conference with officials from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and North America’s Building Trades Unions.

The intensifying pro-Keystone PR push arrives as House Republicans are planning to tether provisions to approve the proposed oil pipeline to debt ceiling legislation.