The two senators sparred over the majority’s right to file cloture motions.
The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would transfer national forest land to the Pueblo Indian tribe in New Mexico.
Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced S. 611, the Sandia Pueblo Settlement Technical Amendment Act, which allows for the land exchange as long as it is preserved as open space in its natural state.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss declined to endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein's allegations of spying.
The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm four of President Obama’s executive branch nominees.
All four were confirmed by voice-vote.
The Senate cleared several amendments to a child care bill, one of which would require a review of duplicative early childhood education programs.
The Senate is considering S. 1086, the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization and final passage is expected Thursday afternoon after more amendment votes.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) marked the 102nd anniversary of Girl Scouts of America on the Senate floor Wednesday.
“Do I look like a little Girl Scout here today?” Mikulski asked the presiding senator, Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.). “I feel like a little Girl Scout.”
The Senate confirmed Sarah Bloom Raskin to be a Deputy Secretary of the Treasury by voice-vote Wednesday.
The Senate voted 98-0 to confirm Carolyn McHugh to be a U.S. circuit judge for the 10th Circuit.
McConnell said Democrats put good intentions ahead of getting “a good outcome.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that he hopes the Senate completes work on a child care bill this week.
Later Wednesday, the Senate will begin consideration of S. 1086, the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization. It's unclear if amendments will be allowed.