Schumer: Expect vote on Keystone


Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill This week: Senate wrapping up defense bill after amendment fight Cuomo warns Dems against cutting DACA deal with Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) said Monday that he expects a vote on Keystone XL this week as part of the larger energy debate firing up in the Senate.


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.) is set to bring an energy efficiency bill led by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to the floor as early as Tuesday.


And a vote on Keystone will likely be attached, either as an amendment or a stand-alone deal.


“I think there will be a vote on Keystone,” Schumer said during an interview on “Morning Joe.”


“We’re willing to see a vote on Keystone, each side thinks they’re going to win,” Schumer said of those rallying for votes in favor of or against the $5.4 billion project. “It’s going to be real close.”


Shumer added that the oil-sands pipeline isn’t as important as it once was, however, claiming it has been blown out of proportion on both sides.