The House debated and voted on 12 amendments to the energy bill on Wednesday night, and have eight more to go before final passage. Several amendments were aimed at stripping out language that would approve the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline (we reported yesterday — incorrectly — that the Keystone language was not in the energy bill, but it is in fact in the energy bill and not in the main transportation bill, H.R. 7).

The House has no other work planned today other than finishing the energy bill.

The Senate meets at 10 a.m. for speeches, after which it will again try to move forward on the Senate Democratic transportation bill, S. 1813. Late Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThis obscure Senate rule could let VP Mike Pence fully repeal ObamaCare once and for all Sharron Angle to challenge GOP rep in Nevada Fox's Watters asks Trump whom he would fire: Baldwin, Schumer or Zucker MORE (D-Nev.) filed for cloture on his amendment to the bill that inserts other titles to the legislation, and offered several additional amendments in an apparent attempt to block others from being considered.

The Senate has spent the week fighting over which amendments to the bill should be considered.

— This story was updated at 9:28 a.m.