Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said Wednesday that colleagues who don’t see the economic benefits of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank frustrate her.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he could not support President Obama’s proposal to address the influx of undocumented children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border because it doesn’t actually solve the problem.
The bipartisan measure aims to preserve federal lands for hunting, fishing and shooting.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he wants a debate on gun control reform to be included in Senate consideration of a bipartisan sportsmen’s bill.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called on President Obama to visit Coal Country to hear from miners who will be affected by a regulation aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) compared Republican House Leader’s vote to sue President Obama to a baseball manager kicking dirt at the umpire.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called on President Obama to visit the border on his trip to Texas this week in order to see the hardships of thousands of undocumented child immigrants that have been detained.
“Please come see it with your own eyes,” Cornyn said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “Witness what is a very sad and in many ways a tragic situation that could have been mitigated if not prevented.”
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he and his House counterpart had a “productive” meeting before the weeklong recess in an effort to produce a conference report to address the VA healthcare scandal. But he added that he wouldn't accept certain pay-fors.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said that it’s time for the Senate to revisit the debate on gun control measures.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blasted ObamaCare after a recent report showed that the administration has been unable to verify healthcare subsidy eligibility.