By Tim Leeds 

Rehberg brings Keystone discussion back to payroll tax cut


Montana's sole U. S. representative is again pushing for approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, trying again to attach it to an issue President Barack Obama is pushing, extending a payroll tax cut.

Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., said Thursday he sent a letter to the chairs of a conference committee — Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich. — trying to resolve issues including extending a payroll tax cut asking the committee to add language to congressionally approve the permit for the pipeline.

"This isn't a time to sit on the fence and hope this pipeline will build its...

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