The Senate passed a bill Thursday night that reauthorizes federal support for autism programs.
The Senate voted to advance President Obama's nominee to the Eleventh Circuit Court.
The Senate voted 81-13 for a $10.9 billion bill to fund highway projects through May 2015.
The Senate easily adopted a $17 billion overhaul of the VA.
Senate Republicans blocked a $2.7 billion border spending bill Thursday in a 50-44 vote.
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.