Blunt, R-Mo., amendment no. 78, as modified, to the Murkowski substitute amendment no. 2. The Blunt amendment would express the sense of the Senate that the November 2014 U.S.-China greenhouse gas emissions agreement is economically unfair and environmentally irresponsible and has no force and effect. The amendment would note that such international agreements require the advice and consent of the Senate and urge that the U.S. not sign any agreement that would result in serious economic harm or impose disparate greenhouse gas commitments for the U.S. and other countries. The substitute amendment would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline.
Note: By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to raise the majority requirement for adoption of the Blunt amendment to 60 votes.