McConnell moves to wrap up energy bill
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAre Democrats turning Trump-like? House Democrat calls for gun control: Cities can ban plastic straws but 'we can't ban assault weapons?' Churches are arming and training congregants in response to mass shootings: report MORE (R-Ky.) is moving the upper chamber toward ending its debate on a wide-ranging energy reform proposal.  

 
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The move means senators will take a procedural vote on Thursday, with Sen. John CornynJohn CornynThe Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy O'Rourke says he will not 'in any scenario' run for Senate MORE (R-Texas) telling reporters, separately, that they hope to finish work on the bill that day as well. 
 
But to make that happen, leadership will need to get a time agreement or consent from every senator to either speed up the votes or skip over procedural hurdles that could otherwise threaten to drag out consideration of the energy bill.
 
While senators have voted on dozens of amendments to the legislation, Democrats are pushing Republicans to include linking the proposal to the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich.
 
"[The] same Republicans that call for relief when their states face natural disasters are disparaging government action in Flint," Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason Reid2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care Reid says he wishes Franken would run for Senate again Panel: How Biden's gaffes could cost him against Trump MORE (D-Nev.) said from the floor on Tuesday. "I hope Senate Republicans will support our efforts to protect the people of Flint." 
 
Senate Democrats have offered an amendment that would give up to $600 million in federal assistance, though some Republicans have raised concerns about tying what they view as a local issue to the energy bill.