David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What’s the 25th Amendment?

Murkowski on Energy Bill: ‘We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Amendments’

As debate on an energy bill begins in the Senate, Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski said Wednesday that members are encouraged to bring amendments on the legislation to the floor.

“We shouldn’t be afraid of amendments,” Murkowski said.

McConnell Wants Open Amendment Process on Refugee Bill

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that the way forward on the refugee admittance legislation would involve an open amendment process, alternating amendments between the two parties, which is in direct opposition to the guaranteed four amendments Minority Leader Harry Reid suggested previously.

Senate Democrats Want Amendments on Refugee Bill

Reid: 'I Feel Good About the Omnibus'

Reid: Democrats Don't Want Spending Riders

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid slammed Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Tuesday for not ruling out the inclusion of policy riders on a year-end spending measure, later asserting that Democrats do not want any riders on an omnibus appropriations bill.