U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today filed a modified substitute amendment to S. 2657, the vehicle for the broad, bipartisan American Energy Innovation Act she has introduced with Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. The modified substitute contains the text of 18 amendments—nine from Senators on each side of the aisle—that have been filed during this week’s floor debate.
Below are excerpts from Murkowski’s floor remarks, which also focused on the widespread support the innovation package has drawn from outside stakeholders.
“Our bill now addresses priorities from nearly 70 members of the Senate. We have made it even better than it was, and now we need to move on to our final steps.
“We have received support from more than 200 groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Alaska Power Association, the Bipartisan Policy Center, The Nature Conservancy, ClearPath, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the American Public Power Association, the American Petroleum Institute, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, the American Wind Energy Association, Third Way, the National Mining Association, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the Corps Network, and the Environmental Defense Fund.”