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.”
We need to change filibuster rules on legislation, Sen. Tom Harkin said.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) officiated over the swearing-in of Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), the House's newest member.
The Senate minority leader warned Democrats they’d regret using the “nuclear option.”
Senate majority leader said he's committed to voting to strengthen Iran sanctions.
Senate Democrats filed an amendment to the national defense bill Wednesday that would require more transparency on national surveillance programs.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said the amendment would require the administration to respond to unanswered questions from lawmakers about the domestic surveillance program that collected phone data on U.S. citizens. He said the amendment would also make public decisions by the “secret FISA court” that approves data collection under the National Surveillance Act (NSA) programs.