Reid has exempted some staff from enrolling in ObamaCare.
Senate Democrats called for an increase in the federal minimum wage Monday.
Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said the issue has become “way too partisan.”
“We should have a bipartisan consensus that we regularly raise the minimum wage,” Durbin said.
Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Monday that both chambers need to ensure a defense bill can be signed into law for a 52nd straight year.
The Senate was working on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $600 billion in defense spending for the Pentagon, before leaving for a two-week Thanksgiving break.
“We have not missed in 52 years,” Levin said. “We cannot fail this year and the only practical way to avoid failure is to follow the course that Sen. Inhofe and I have proposed to this body.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) postponed a confirmation vote on Patricia Millett to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court.
The Senate will now vote on her nomination — the first since Reid used the “nuclear option” to change the Senate filibuster rules — Tuesday morning after leader remarks.
Winter weather has caused flight delays for several senators.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) warned senators that they might have to work long hours and weekends during the next two weeks.
“I know I often say it, but we may really have to work the next couple weekends,” Reid said on the Senate floor Monday.
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) on Wednesday night lost his cool on the House floor over the issue of immigration, after the presiding officer warned another Democrat not to refer to people sitting in the House gallery.
Boehner argues the House has passed nearly 150 bills over the last year.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that he would get over his anger with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for using the “nuclear option,” but he would be forever saddened by what the rule change would do to the institution.
Members of the New England House delegation proposed a resolution on Thursday that calls for a national day of remembrance for President John Kennedy, who was assassinated in Dallas 50 years ago Friday.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Thursday that the Senate moved down a “destructive path” Thursday after most Democrats voted to change filibuster rights on presidential nominees.
“Today we are once again moving down a destructive path,” Levin said on the Senate floor. “I support changing the rules to allow the president to get executive nominees in position … [but] pursuing the nuclear option removes an important check on majority overreach.”