House Keystone Pipeline Vote Planned For Friday

The House of Representatives will vote Friday on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a House Republican aide said. Lawmakers will debate the bill Thursday. The legislation is authored by Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Republican facing Democrat Mary Landrieu in Louisiana's Dec. 6 Senate runoff election. Landrieu also supports the project and a separate Senate vote is expected early next week. Earlier Thursday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Obama administration has taken a "dim view" of congressional proposals to approve the controversial pipeline. But he did not explicitly threaten a veto.

Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.