Sen. Cornyn pledged to support a measure to authorize the training of Syrian rebels to combat ISIS.
Senate Republicans blocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) from bringing up her student loan bill.
Sen. Mike Enzi expressed concerns about the stopgap spending bill Congress will pass this week.
Sen. Alexander said the Ebola epidemic is just as serious as the threat from ISIS.
McConnell vowed that if Republicans control the Senate, reforming the NLRB would be a priority.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blasted Republicans for blocking legislation throughout the year.
“A woman who performs the same work as a man should be paid the same as a man,” Reid said. “Senate Republicans simply cannot accept that notion."
The upper chamber adjourned for the weekend at 4 p.m.
Sens. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called for a vote to authorize military action against ISIS.
Reid blasted Hamas, saying it is just as “evil” as ISIS.