January 13, 2015 04:17 PM

Agreement on first 3 Keystone amendments

The Senate has reached an agreement to yield back all remaining post-cloture time and vote (voice vote) on adoption of the motion to proceed to S. 1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Further, that the Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute) be offered. The following amendments are in order to be offered in the order listed during this week's session by Senators Cantwell and Murkowski or their designees:
  • S.Amdt.13 - Markey (Keep Oil in America)
  • S.Amdt.3 - Portman (Energy Efficiency)
  • SAMDT17 - Franken (Keep Jobs in America)

And that consideration of these amendments and the bill be for debate only during this week's consideration of the bill.

Senator Murkowski said that she has discussed the process of going forward on this bill with the Majority Leader and Senator Cantwell, and it is her intention to work together so that the two bill managers or their designees continue to offer amendments in an alternating fashion.

  1. 1, the Keystone bill, and the Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute ) are now pending. The next vote is expected to occur on Tuesday, January 20th, but nothing has been scheduled yet.