The Senate confirmed six ambassadors, eight judges and three executive branch nominations.
The senator demanded any tax extender package to include the wind energy tax credit.
The senator criticized Republican threats to halt progress on a government funding bill because of immigration issues.
The Child Care & Development Block Grant hadn’t been reauthorized since 1996.
The senator said he thinks the GOP-controlled Senate should take up tax and entitlement reforms.
Despite an abbreviated workweek, senators on the Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on the government response to the Ebola outbreak.
The majority leader said he hopes to reach a bipartisan deal on tax extenders during the lame-duck session.
The senator said Wall Street banks are risking the health of the U.S. economy by getting involved in physical commodities.
The senator called on Congress to pass comprehensive tax reform to boost the economy.
The senator blasted the 1.7 percent increase in Social Security benefits, saying it isn’t enough.