Sen. David VitterDavid VitterYou're fired! Why it's time to ditch the Fed's community banker seat Overnight Energy: Trump set to propose sharp cuts to EPA, energy spending Former La. official tapped as lead offshore drilling regulator MORE (R-La.) said Wednesday that he would once again try to force a vote on his ObamaCare amendment while the Senate considers an energy efficiency bill.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe Memo: Trump pulls off a stone-cold stunner The Memo: Ending DACA a risky move for Trump Manchin pressed from both sides in reelection fight MORE (D-Nev.) announced Tuesday that he planned to call up the bipartisan energy efficiency bill from Sens. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenWeek ahead: Crunch time for defense bill’s cyber reforms | Equifax under scrutiny Five things to know about the Kaspersky-Russia controversy DHS bans Kaspersky software in federal agencies MORE (D-N.H.) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanWeek ahead in tech: Debate over online sex trafficking bill heats up 'Hillbilly Elegy' author won't run for Senate Brown, Portman urge Trump administration to move quickly on a steel decision MORE (R-Ohio) again, possibly as early as next week. Last time that bill was considered, Reid pulled it from the floor because Vitter refused to allow any progress until he got a vote on his unrelated amendment.

Vitter calls his amendment the “No Washington Exemption Act,” which would prevent members of Congress from exempting any of their staff from entering the ObamaCare health exchanges, require all executive branch appointees to participate in the healthcare exchanges and end subsidies for congressional staff to pay for insurance.

When Reid allows amendments, he typically requires that they be germane to the bill at hand, which is why he refused to allow a vote on Vitter’s amendment last time. It’s unclear if Vitter will be as persistent this time, possibly blocking passage of the bipartisan bill.

Shaheen and Portman’s bill, S. 2262, contains measures to boost building codes, train workers in energy efficient building technologies, help manufacturers become more efficient and bolster conservation efforts at federal agencies, among other provisions. 

Reid said Tuesday that he was already working with Republicans to hold a vote on another controversial amendment among Democrats regarding the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but that has to do with energy production.