On November 14th, 2014, H.R. 5682 passed the House of Representatives in a simple majority vote by 252 votes against opposition votes of 161. Only 28 Democrats voted "YEA", listed at GovTrak, 20 representatives did not vote.
Now that the Senate majority is Republican, it is expected that the bill will affect the economy in a positive manner, according If the bill passes the Senate, will the president sign it?
The Daily Beast and other hard-core progressive socialists side with the standard policy of Obama and say it would be a bad thing for the United States; despite no negative affects concerning the pipeline in Alaska.
The US State Department conducted a researched report and says differently than the environmentalist radicals.
The pipeline legislation has been in limbo since Obama took office in 2008.
Reuters also submitted their report that stated the safety issues of transporting oil by rail instead of pipeline favors the pipeline.
Back in 2012, the Washington Post stated that the question of bringing down the cost of fuel would be a benefit of the pipeline, is "a tricky question".
Forbes recently reported that Keystone won't lower gas prices - it might raise them.
UPDATE: Keystone bill failed to pass the Senate because Democrats still have control, despite congressional research and reports that show there would be no environmental impact.