The Senate on Thursday worked through seven of 30 amendments to its two-year $109 billion transportation bill, including two of the most controversial, Transportation Weekly reported.
Two proposals that needed 60-vote majorities failed to get the support they needed. One would have ordered construction of the Keystone XL pipeline; the other would roll back Environmental Protection Agency rules that tightened controls of toxic emissions from industrial boilers and incinerators — “Boiler MACT.”
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the Senate would convene Tuesday to debate the rest of the amendments.
Alex Hergott, director of congressional affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said there is at least one amendment of concern: a proposal to allow states to collect tolls on interstate highways. He said the Senate could have a final vote on the bill by Wednesday.