Sen. Dean Heller said the people who came armed to Bundy’s ranch were "patriots."
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said he would push for the provision expiring in September.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said Friday that he wants the Senate to debate and pass legislation to raise the federal minimum wage when lawmakers return on April 28.
“When the Senate returns to Washington in late April, we should debate and pass legislation to raise the minimum wage,” Levin said said. “It is indisputable that increasing the minimum wage would reduce poverty.”
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) called President Obama’s announcement that 8 million people have enrolled in ObamaCare a “victory lap” that was an “insult” to those who lost the coverage they had before the law was enacted.
Reid said efforts to register Jews in Ukraine are a "disturbing echo" of human history.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he thinks the Obama administration should be sending arms to Ukraine.
“Here is what I would do: I would be sending arms to the Ukrainian army,” McConnell said. “I would provide serious assistance to the Ukrainians so that they could defend themselves.”
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) praised President Obama’s initiative to improve worker training, but said Congress can do more to help by passing his bill.
“The administration’s initiative is an important step towards addressing our country’s skills gap,” Brown said. “Congress can continue this progress by passing my bipartisan legislation which would strengthen job training efforts.”
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said the federal government needs to be doing more to help states deal with heroin and prescription drug addiction.
“We must work together at the local, state and federal level to stop this troubling trend that is hurting our communities and claiming too many lives,” Shaheen said in a press release.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said NATO members needed to spend at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense in order to stop Russia from invading neighboring countries.
“Considering what President Putin is doing right now in Ukraine, it is more important than ever for every NATO ally to spend at least 2 percent of its GDP on defense,” McCain said.
Sen. John Cornyn warned against an executive order requiring the technology.