Oil Pipeline Remains Hang-Up for Highway Bil
Congressional Quarterly reports this could be a make or break week for the highway bill. It appears it could be difficult to complete work on the bill before the federal highway and transit programs expire at the end of the month. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania - the House GOP leadership's principal delegate to the talks - says the bill will fail if negotiators can't get serious about finding common ground. The Keystone XL oil pipeline is one area where conferees have yet to agree. If there isn't a clear breakthrough in a few days - it's expected the House will look to move another bill to keep the programs running in the short-term - perhaps until after the elections.
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