The Senate is set to take up energy legislation to spur carbon capture, grid modernization and security, while increasing U.S. international competitiveness and investing in clean energy technologies. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said it represents the best chance in more than a decade to modernize U.S. energy policy and includes more than 50 energy-related bills that were reported out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee through 2019.
After running into some issues last week and a push for amendments to the bipartisan energy bill, on Thursday, Murkowski threw her support behind 18 provisions from senators across the ideological spectrum, saying she would package them as a modified substitute amendment.
However, Democrats are expected to push for 2 additional amendments on energy efficiency and reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
ABC will continue to monitor the progress of this legislation.