Washington Update: Oil Pipeline, Super Committee, Jobs Bill

Friday, November 11, 2011

There were a number of big stories out of Washington late this week. On Thursday, the Obama administration announced that it would delay making a decision on construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline until after the 2012 elections. The pipeline, which would stretch 1,700 miles from Canada to the Gulf Coast, was opposed by environmental activists who said it threatened a major source of drinking water in Nebraska. Meanwhile, in Congress, the Senate unanimously passed a bill to help veterans find jobs and the "super committee" continues to debate a debt reduction plan.

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has the latest from Capitol Hill.

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Todd Zwillich

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