McConnell Calls on Senate Democrats to Support Bipartisan Jobs, Infrastructure Bill
‘Join us. Work with the bill managers, Senators Murkowski and Cantwell, to get your amendments processed. And let’s make progress for the American people.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Democrats to support the Keystone Pipeline:
“The Keystone jobs bill is a bipartisan infrastructure project the American people deserve.
“So the vote last night to filibuster was disappointing.
“The Keystone jobs bill has been considered and reported out by the Energy Committee…
“It’s been subject to weeks of open debate.
“Senators on both sides have been able to offer and vote on amendments — two dozen and counting.
“Our Democratic friends have had more amendments considered on this bill than Republicans — more amendments than all of last year combined.
“And just a few days ago, we offered our friends the opportunity to have even more of their amendments voted on. Unfortunately, Democrats rejected that offer.
“I’m asking them to reconsider.
“Join us. Work with the bill managers, Senators Murkowski and Cantwell, to get your amendments processed. And let’s make progress for the American people.”
Related Issues: Senate Democrats, Energy, Infrastructure, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jobs