December 13, 2011 / 11:58 PM / 7 years ago

Republican-led US House defies Obama on payroll tax

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives defied a White House veto threat on Tuesday and passed a bill to expedite approval of the Keystone XL Canada-to-Texas pipeline project.

The provision was part of a broader bill to extend a payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans. Democrats oppose Republicans’ efforts to link the two issues and the measure is expected to die in the Democratic-controlled Senate. cc (Reporting By Thomas Ferraro)

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