Could negotiation end Keystone XL showdown?

January 7, 2015

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. John Cornyn suggested Wednesday that GOP lawmakers and the White House could negotiate a deal on Keystone XL, a day after Obama administration officials threatened to veto legislation authorizing the controversial pipeline.

“Right now, it’s real easy to say I’m not going to sign something when there’s no legislation on his desk,” said Cornyn, a Texan who serves as the Senate majority whip.

“I’ve been around this place long enough to know there’s things that the president wants and there are going to be things that the Republican congress wants,” Cornyn said. “And between those two bookends, there ought to be some room for negotiation.”

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