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Agreement to vote on several amendments to S.1, Keystone

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on up to 18 amendments tomorrow. On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:30pm, the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the following amendments in the order listed:   Cardin amendment #75 (local water supplier) Peters amendment #70 (pipeline safety) Sanders amendment #23 (solar panels) Cruz…

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Boxer, Peters, Collins, and Murkowski amendments called up to S.1, Keystone

The following amendments have been called up to S.1, Keystone:   -Boxer amendment #130 (preserve existing permits) -Peters amendment #70 (pipeline safety) -Collins amendment #35 (school building efficiency) -Murkowski amendment #166 (wilderness study areas)   Negotiations continue on a path forward. At this point, we expect a number of amendments to be called up this…

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No more votes today

There will be no further roll call votes during Monday’s session of the Senate.

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Filing deadlines for Keystone XL pipeline–3pm and 5pm Monday

As a reminder, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute) and the underlying bill, S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is 3:00pm on Monday and the filing deadline for second degree amendments is 5:00pm Monday.

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No more votes tonight, next vote 5:30pm Monday

The Reed amendment was tabled 49-45. Senator McConnell then filed cloture on the Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute ) and the underlying bill, S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Senator McConnell then asked consent to vote on a series of Republican amendments and the Cardin amendment at 9:30am tomorrow, with no second degree…

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objection to vote on amendments, now voting on McConnell motion to table Markey amendment #25 (tar sands excise tax).

Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Senate vote in relation to the following amendments.   Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute) (pending but not included in McConnell’s request) Vitter amendment #80, as modified (OCS) (pending but not included in McConnell’s request) Sullivan amendment #67 (prohibit arming EPA) Cardin amendment #75 (local water supplier) Murkowski amendment #98…

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live quorum

The Senate is in a live quorum call. If a quorum is not present, we expect Senator McConnell will make a motion to request the attendance of absent senators. That would be a roll call vote.

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roll call vote expected to begin soon

There is a chance that Senator McConnell, or his designee, moves to table one of the pending amendments this evening. This vote could come quickly. We could also have a live quorum.   Murkowski amendment #2 (substitute) Vitter amendment #80, as modified (OCS) Sullivan amendment #67 (prohibit arming EPA) Cardin amendment #75 (local water supplier)…

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Amendments called up to S.1, Keystone pipeline

Several amendments have been called up to S.1, a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. There are now 13 first degree amendments and the Murkowski substitute amendment pending. Senator Sanders attempted to call up an additional amendment, but Senator Murkowski asked that he wait until the Republicans were ready with their next amendment so…

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Agreement on series of up to 10 votes re: Keystone pipeline

The Senate has reached an agreement that results in a series of up to 10 roll call votes that will begin at approximately 3:57pm in relation to the amendments listed below. Each amendment is subject to a 60-affirmative vote threshold, except for the Cornyn and Menendez amendments, as modified, which are subject to majority votes.…

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