June 24, 2014 04:28 PM

objections to S.2280, Keystone XL Pipeline and S.2262, the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency bill

Senator Hoeven asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #371, S.2280, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, that there be up to four hours of debate and after the use or yielding back of time, the bill be read a third time and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill with no intervening action or debate.

Senator Boxer objected.

Senator Shaheen then asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate resume consideration of S.2262, the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency bill, that no amendments or motions be in order to the bill other than budget points of order and the applicable motions to waive, that there be up to 4 hours of debate equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees and that upon the use or yielding back of time the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill, as amended; further that the bill be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold.

Senator Shaheen also asked unanimous consent that if S.2262 (Energy Efficiency) is passed, the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #371, S.2280 (Keystone XL Pipeline) at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, but no later than Thursday, July 17, 2014 and that there be no amendments, points of order or motions in order to the bill other than budget points of order and the applicable motions to waive, that there be up to 4 hours of debate on the bill equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees and that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill; finally, that the bill be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold.

Senator Inhofe objected.