Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill Thursday that would impose sanctions against Iranian leaders who violate human rights.
The Assessing Progress in Haiti Act would require the secretary of State to give Congress an annual report until 2017 on post-earthquake recovery and development efforts in Haiti.
Republican senators introduced legislation Thursday that would allow the U.S. export of natural gas to European allies.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with him to get more than 50 State Department nominees confirmed.
“He called me to lament what is going on in the United States Senate with these nominations,” Reid said on the Senate floor Thursday.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) blocked Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) from passing a bill that would end U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority.
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) said she wouldn’t support sending more troops into Iraq until President Obama outlines a clear strategy.
Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) demanded that the President Obama dispel misinformation regarding U.S. immigration policies, which they say is causing thousands of undocumented children to cross the border.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) denounced the killing of three Israeli teens, whose bodies were found Monday.
Members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hear testimony from Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew next Wednesday.
Lew is expected to deliver the “Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress.”...
The Senate confirmed Brian Nichols to be U.S. Ambassador to Peru by voice vote on Thursday.