Wasting no time, Republican lawmakers plan to file legislation in both chambers on Tuesday to green-light the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline — as the new, Republican-led Congress begins its term.
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House GOP leaders announced that their bill, authored by Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., will come for a vote on Friday.

“By passing this bill in the House and Senate with bipartisan votes, we can help provide the political muscle the president needs to finally approve this piece of critical transportation infrastructure, which will contribute thousands of jobs to the national economy and further our push toward national energy security,” Cramer said in a statement.