November 12, 2014 05:43 PM

Agreement to vote on Hoeven-Landrieu Keystone pipeline bill (S.2280)

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on S.2280, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, next week.  Following Leader remarks on Tuesday, November 18th, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #371, S.2280, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. There will be up to 6 hours of debate equally divided between opponents and proponents. Upon the use, or yielding back of time, the bill will be read a third time and the Senate will proceed to vote on passage of S.2280. No amendments, motions or points of order are in order to the bill prior to the vote on passage. The vote on passage is subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold. Further, if the Senate passes S. 2280, and has received or receives from the House a bill that is identical to S.2280, then the House bill be read three times and passed, with no intervening action or debate.