Keystone XL Pipeline

Senate GOP leader says he asked Trump to back Keystone pipeline

Senate GOP leader says he asked Trump to back Keystone pipeline

The Senate's top Republican said Friday he asked President-elect Donald Trump to move swiftly in approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which has drawn strong opposition from environmentalists.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told reporters he made the request during his Capitol Hill meeting with Trump a day earlier.

"That's the kind of thing that I hope he'll be looking at, and we're helping him look at," McConnell said. He said there are things that Trump can do quickly on his own "because much of what President Obama did that slowed our economy he did on his own, either executive orders or regulations."

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