President Obama has threatened to veto the bill, which would authorize a pipeline to carry tar sand oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
The California Democrat said in a video that she will not seek re-election in 2016.
The new year has brought in a new Congress as Republicans officially took control of both chambers for the first time since President Barack Obama has been in the White House.
The president opened a 3-state tour in Michigan by touting the recovery of the auto industry.
A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week coaxing would-be supporters at a Florida resort.
Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and former Republican congressman Doug Ose spent nearly $20 million in California’s 7th Congressional District.
Three House Republican bills would prevent or delay environmental decisions, warns White House.
Republican Dan Sullivan defeated Sen. Mark Begich in a race that was too close to call on election night.
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod says there can be debate about whether 30 or 40 hours a week is the threshold for the ACA.
Former President George W. Bush says he and his father agree Jeb Bush would make a great president and hope he will run.