Sen. David VitterDavid VitterQuestions loom over Franken ethics probe You'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 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 ReidVirginia was a wave election, but without real change, the tide will turn again Top Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor MORE (D-Nev.) announced Tuesday that he planned to call up the bipartisan energy efficiency bill from Sens. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenQuestions loom over Franken ethics probe State Dept. spokeswoman acknowledges 'morale issue' Democrats scramble to contain Franken fallout  MORE (D-N.H.) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanGOP defends Trump judicial nominee with no trial experience Bipartisan compromise is vital to the legislative process Senate GOP reveals different approach on tax reform 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.