Sanders, I-Vt., amendment no. 23 to the Murkowski, R-Alaska, substitute amendment no. 2. The Sanders amendment would direct the Energy Department to establish a program that would provide rebates to individuals and entities for the purchase and installation of solar panels for residential and commercial properties. The amendment would reimburse eligible recipients 15 percent of initial capital costs or $10,000, whichever is less. 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 Sanders amendment to 60 votes.