Keystone pipeline will be job No. 1 for GOP-run Senate
A bill to authorize the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline will be the first business taken up next year by the Republican-run Senate, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday.
“We’ll be starting next year with a jobs-creation bill that enjoys significant bipartisan support,” Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said of the cross-country pipeline to carry oil from Canada to refineries on Texas’ Gulf Coast.
Supporters of the pipeline say that building it will create thousands of construction jobs and energy industry jobs.