This morning, Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the only amendments in order to the Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency bill be 5 Republican amendments related to energy policy, and the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the bill (S.2262
) as amended, if amended, with a 60 vote threshold on adoption of the amendments and the bill. Senator Reid asked that the request be modified to allow a vote on the Shaheen-Portman bill and a vote on the Keystone Pipeline bill, each subject to 60-affirmative vote thresholds. Senator McConnell objected to the modification. Senator Reid objected to the original request.