McConnell: First Bill In GOP Senate Will Be To Approve Keystone Pipeline

The first bill that the Republican-led Senate will bring up next year is approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, incoming Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told reporters.

“The first item up in the new Senate will be the Keystone XL pipeline. … It will be open for amendments,” he said on Tuesday, calling it “a job creating bill that enjoys significant bipartisan support.”

The bill, which fell one vote short of defeating a Democratic filibuster last month, is expected to pass in a GOP-led Senate.

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