The most important one for Democrats is an amendment from Reps. Nick RahallNick Joe RahallWe shouldn't allow politics to impede disaster relief Break the cycle of partisanship with infant, child health care programs Clinton mulls role in 2018 midterms MORE (D-W.Va.) and Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), which would eliminate the core reason for the bill, which is to deem the northern leg of the pipeline as approved.

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Another, from Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.), would require all oil transported by the pipeline to be used within the United States. Democrats have argued for years that the pipeline would not make the U.S. more energy independent, and instead would allow Canadian oil to be exported abroad.

Two amendments deal with the potential costs of an oil spill. Language from Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) would require TransCanada to submit an oil spill response plan to the governors of each state the pipeline crosses.

Reps. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyDemocrats cheer the end of voter fraud commission Democrat: 'Fraudulent' voter fraud commission got ugly death it deserved 8.8 million sign up for ObamaCare, nearly matching last year MORE (D-Va.) will get debate on language requiring a GAO study on the projected costs of cleanup from a spill.

The Rules Committee also made in order a lone Republican amendment, from Rep. Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith WeberDemocrats dig for Russian connection and uncover environmentalists Lobbying World GOP worries as state Dems outperform in special elections MORE (Texas), that would add language from the State Department saying that Keystone is environmentally safe.

Other Democratic amendments up tomorrow are from:

— Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), adding a finding saying the reliance on oil sands crude would increase greenhouse gas emissions, and preventing the bill from taking effect until these emissions are offset.

— Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), requiring a study on the health impacts of increased air pollution.

— Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), requiring an assessment of how vulnerable the pipeline would be to terrorist attacks, and requiring actions to mitigate those risks.

— Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.), aimed at ensuring oversight of the pipeline.

— Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeOvernight Cybersecurity: Feinstein shocks by releasing Fusion GPS testimony | House passes bill to boost oversight of cyber vulnerabilities | FBI director calls encryption 'public safety issue' House passes Homeland Security cybersecurity oversight bill American Airlines apologizes after accusing NBA G League players of stealing blankets MORE (D-Texas), allowing a one-year period for filing a legal claim under the act, up from 60 days.