January 20, 2015 11:39 AM

Vote expected this afternoon

The Senate is in a period of morning business until approximately 10:30am. Following morning business, we will resume consideration of S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone pipeline. Currently, we have 3 amendments pending to the bill in addition to the substitute. Discussions continue on a path forward today. During his opening statement, Senator McConnell announced that we will begin voting on those amendments and any other amendments in the queue shortly after lunch today. No agreement has been reached at this point, but we expect McConnell, or his designee, will move to table the amendments if no agreement can be reached.

Pending amendments:

  1. Murkowski #2 (substitute)
  2. Markey #13 (Keep Oil in America)
  3. Portman-Shaheen #3 (Energy Efficiency)
  4. Franken #17 (Keep Jobs in America)