Thirty-four House Democrats sent a letter May 31 to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson requesting a meeting with State Department officials to make the case for at least 120 days of additional review of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and for field hearings in several states regarding the agency’s supplemental draft environmental impact statement. In contrast, key House Republicans have introduced a bill (H.R. 1938) that would set a November 1 deadline for the State Department to make a decision on TransCanada’s request for a presidential permit.