Senate Democrats

Roll Call Vote on motion to instruct SAA

9:28p The Senate began a roll call vote on the McConnell motion to instruct the SAA to request the presence of absent senators; Agreed To: 89-5

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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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Roll Call Vote on Menendez amendment #72, as modified

7:12pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Menendez amendment #72, as mod (eminent domain); Not Agreed To: 43-54

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Roll Call Vote on Cornyn amendment #126, as modified

6:53pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Cornyn amendment #126, as mod (side by side for Menendez) (Eminent domain); 64-33 Next: Menendez amendment #72, as mod (eminent domain)

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Roll Call Vote on Blunt amendment #78, as modified

6:35pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Blunt amendment #78, as modified (international greenhouse gas emission agreements) Not agreed to: 51-46

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Roll Call Vote on Wyden amendment #127

6:15pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Wyden amendment #127 (oil spill liability trust fund). Not agreed to: 50-47

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Roll Call Vote on Murkowski amendment

5:50pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Murkowski amendment #123 (side by side for Wyden) (oil spill liability trust fund); Agreed to: 75-23

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Roll Call Vote on Lee amendment #71 (drilling permit applications)

5:33pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on Lee amendment #71 (drilling permit applications); Not Agreed To: 51-47 Next: Murkowski amendment #123 (side by side for Wyden) (oil spill liability trust fund); Wyden amendment #27 (oil spill liability trust fund); Blunt amendment #78, as mod (international greenhouse gas emission agreements); Cornyn amendment…

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