"Sen. Inhofe and I delivered a proposal to the House today that reflects a lot of their proposals," Boxer continued. "We have presented an offer to our House counterpart. It's an offer that reflects their wishes.because it's been four weeks and we've listened to them. We got a very warm reception over there, and we're excited, because we think this is going to move the process forward."
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Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Tuesday sought to break in impasse in highway bill negotiations by offering a proposal to their House counterparts.
The proposal did not include a House provision mandating that the Obama administration approve the Keystone XL pipeline, however, and GOP leaders on the House Transportation Committee gave it an initially cool reception.
House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica's (R-Fla.) spokesman said in a statement it was "taking a look at that proposal and will discuss it with out conferees."…