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.
Feinstein asked for an apology and said she had grave concerns over the CIA's actions.
The Senate passed a resolution Tuesday condemning “illegal Russian aggression” in Ukraine.
Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Dan Coats (R-Ind.) introduced the resolution Tuesday and the Senate agreed to the measure through a unanimous consent agreement on the same day.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) called on the Supreme Court Tuesday to make sure healthcare benefits, such as birth control, under ObamaCare aren’t taken away from women.
“What is at stake before the Supreme Court is whether a CEO’s beliefs can trump a woman’s right to healthcare,” Murray said on the Senate floor. “Women working for private companies should have access to quality medical care no matter who signs their paychecks.”
The Senate voted to advance the nomination of four district judges to serve in eastern Michigan.
Matt Frederick Leitman received a 55-43 vote to end debate on his nomination to serve as U.S. district judge for eastern Michigan.
The bill headed to President Obama would use the $126 million for pediatric medical research.
Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal quoted the Dr. Seuss classic during climate talkathon.