Deep Dive (March 18): 21 States Sue Biden Administration Over Keystone Pipeline Cancellation

The next stimulus checks are on the way. About 90 million payments have been disbursed so far. And the IRS is extending the tax deadline by a month. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement the deadline will be automatically extended by a month. The new deadline is now May 17.

Spearheaded by Texas and Montana, 21 states are suing President Joe Biden over the Keystone XL pipeline cancellation. They argue the president did not have the authority to unilaterally change an energy policy that Congress had set. That power—to regulate interstate and international commerce, including granting or rejecting permits for oil pipelines that cross an international border—rests with Congress, the lawsuit argues.

Head of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas faced questions on Capitol Hill. He was grilled on the Biden administration’s immigration policy. He defended the Biden administration’s handling of the border situation, asserting that the border is secure and that they inherited a broken system. He also confirmed the United States is on pace to encounter more illegal immigrants crossing the border than any year in the past two decades.

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