Keystone Backers Predict Final Senate Passage by Weekend

Senator John Hoeven, a Republican from North Dakota, right, and Senator Rob Portman, a Republican from Ohio, attend a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee business meeting to markup an original bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The U.S. Senate is on track to pass legislation to approve TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of the week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

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