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.
The Senate voted 75-22 to confirm the new White House budget director.
Democrats and Republicans are upset over not being allowed to offer amendments.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans are looking at President Obama’s $3.7 billion proposal to address the influx of unaccompanied child immigrants, but they won’t give him a “blank check.”
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.
The House will continue consideration of the fiscal 2015 Energy-Water appropriations bill, while the Senate will consider the nomination of Shaun Donovan to lead the Office of Management and Budget.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said Wednesday that colleagues who don’t see the economic benefits of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank frustrate her.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he could not support President Obama’s proposal to address the influx of undocumented children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border because it doesn’t actually solve the problem.
The bipartisan measure aims to preserve federal lands for hunting, fishing and shooting.