The Senate voted 75-22 to confirm the new White House budget director.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said Wednesday that colleagues who don’t see the economic benefits of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank frustrate her.
The Senate voted 71-26 for his nomination as secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Reid says economy would add more jobs with immigration reform.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) decried the State Department’s decision to throw a costly Fourth of July party with taxpayer dollars.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) proposed Congress fund the Highway Trust Fund by lowering corporate tax rates.
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said he would introduce a bill that would make any violence committed as a part of labor union organizing a federal crime.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) criticized the Department of Labor (DOL) program Job Corps for wasting nearly $250,000 according to an Inspector General (IG)’s report.
Sen. Thune said the DOJ should investigate reports the IRS sought to audit Sen. Grassley.
Members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hear testimony from Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew next Wednesday.
Lew is expected to deliver the “Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress.”...