The lawmakers added that the House will debate the package this week despite potential floor action on a bill to extend the payroll tax cut. They said they are “determined to allow as many members to participate and offer their amendments on the floor as possible.”
The package includes an energy component that would help fund transportation and infrastructure programs with revenues from expanded offshore oil-and-gas leasing and opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling.
The bill would also reverse President Obama’s decision last month to reject the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
The House Natural Resources approved three separate bills earlier this month that form the energy component of the package.
House lawmakers have offered a slew of energy-related amendments to the package, including measures to roll back Environmental Protection Agency regulations and cut oil industry tax breaks.
The Rules Committee will meet Tuesday night to decided which amendments will get floor votes.
Read more about the amendments here.