The House will vote Friday on legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Votes are expected to take place upon the conclusion of the House GOP conference meeting, which is scheduled to last until noon. Members concluded general debate on the measure Thursday evening.


House Republicans brought the bill to the floor as a means to help Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) in his Dec. 6 runoff election against Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuBottom line A decade of making a difference: Senate Caucus on Foster Youth Congress needs to work to combat the poverty, abuse and neglect issues that children face MORE (D-La.). The Senate will vote next week on a similar measure to approve the pipeline to boost Landrieu.

The Senate is not in session.