Votes on border legislation, highway funding and reforming the VA are expected.
Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) had an “emotional” exchange on the Senate floor Thursday evening, as the Senate tried to finish business before leaving for the August recess.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Thursday that he wished he and his Republican colleague Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.) had matching haircuts.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called on the Senate to pass a short-term extension of a ban on Internet access taxes.
Sessions said Congress should ban executive orders in its immigration bill.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced a bill Thursday that he said aims to address maternal and infant opiate dependency.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called for presidential leadership on addressing the influx of child immigrants detained at the border.
“There will be no weekends off,” the Democratic leader said.
Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member James Inhofe (R-Okla.) warned Republicans that if they don’t file amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) now, they might not get a vote.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on Congress to stop corporate “freeloaders.”