Congress 2015

Senate Republicans Mark Anniversary Of Plan For Keystone XL Pipeline

In January 2015, the U.S. Congress passed a bill that authorizes the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a decision that will allow the proposed route of the pipeline to proceed through Nebraska.

Senate Poised to Debate Keystone XL Pipeline, Other Key Energy Issues

House Votes On Full Passage Of Keystone Pipeline

In the wake of the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of legislation to approve the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate now stands poised to take up the measure beginning this week, opening the door to other key energy issues. Legislation similar to the House-passed measure was recently approved by the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee and has the necessary support to avoid a filibuster. The Keystone legislation has drawn a veto threat from the President; however, a number of Democrats are expected to support the measure, so a veto-proof majority is at least possible on the bill.

President Obama Speaks On Iran Nuclear Deal

The decline in oil prices will depress the regime’s revenues, and the threat of increased sanctions is newly credible given the composition of the next Congress. With another deadline missed and another extension inked in the Iran nuclear negotiations, the White House finds itself squeezed on two sides. It faces pressure from Iranian negotiators —… Keep reading →