Regular Order Will Continue in Keystone Amendment Process

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan Keystone infrastructure jobs bill, and the passage of TRIA:

“Yesterday, the Senate passed the bipartisan Terrorism Risk Insurance bill and sent it to the President for signature.  We worked with our colleagues in the House and on the other side of the aisle to quickly process that bill in a timely manner, and I thank the Speaker and all members of the Senate for granting unanimous consent to set those up yesterday.

“This morning, we will continue to debate the motion to proceed to the Keystone bill.  Chairman Murkowski and several other members of the Energy committee will be here to talk about this bipartisan infrastructure jobs bill.  No vote are scheduled today, but we will have cloture vote on the motion to proceed on Monday night. 

“It is my hope that Chairman Murkowski and Senator Cantwell can begin the amendment process under the regular order.  Unfortunately, some of our colleagues on the other side of the aisle continue to block our effort to even get on the bill, and therefore the cloture vote on Monday is required.”

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