The Senate voted 75-22 to confirm the new White House budget director.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he would block one of President Obama’s nominees to the Department of Justice partially because of the controversial prisoner exchange.
Senators introduced a bill allowing the president to appoint the NSA's inspector general.
Senators demanded Thursday that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) review U.S. access to emergency medial personnel that have sexual assault training.
"This isn’t about the secretary," he said. "It’s about the entire system underneath him."
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that President Obama’s judicial nominee for the First District Court of Appeals “simply doesn’t belong on the bench.”
Grassley, who serves as ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Harvard professor David Barron is too liberal and would politicize the court.
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said Friday that, “Eisenhower retook Europe faster” than the Obama administration is releasing a report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation program.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to follow the House’s lead and form a select committee to investigate the Obama administration’s response to a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
“My friends on the other side ought to stop trying to protect the administration when these are serious charges,” Hatch said on the Senate floor Thursday. “I urge the Majority Leader to join the House in forming a joint select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack and its aftermath.”
The senator said Congress "explicitly" did not change drug sentences retroactively.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) applauded a court ruling requiring the Obama administration to release its redacted legal justification for killing a U.S. citizen in Yemen, but said he wants some lawmakers to be able to read the whole report.