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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference on the ongoing budget battle outside his office on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington.
Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks during a news conference on the ongoing budget battle outside his office on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 in Washington.
(Evan Vucci/AP)

Did Republicans just sabotage Harper’s pipeline plans?

Are Republicans in the U.S. Congress inadvertently sabotaging the Harper government’s effort to win approval from the Obama administration for the Keystone XL pipeline?

Ahead of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Republicans in the Senate have published a letter demanding that the President approve the long-delayed project “as soon as possible” while GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are considering attaching a Keystone rider to debt legislation that must be passed by the end of February.