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From left, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., take part in a news conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington to react to President Barack Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

'Serious' questions on GOP pipeline bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican bill that would strip President Barack Obama of his authority to decide on a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline raises "serious" legal questions, the State Department said Wednesday in objecting to the bill.

Assistant Secretary of State Kerri-Ann Jones told Congress that the bill "imposes narrow time constraints and creates automatic mandates that prevent an informed decision" on the $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline.

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