The senators say closing a loophole would help protect veterans and federal money.
Sens. Mark Kirk and Robert Menendez are seeking a 10-year extension of a sanctions bill.
The proposal would restore a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.
The presidential candidate suggests his legislation is the latest step against wealth inequality.
The Republican said the chief justice wrote a "clever" opinion upholding ObamaCare provision.
Senate Republicans quickly weighed in on the Supreme Court ruling.
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The Intelligence Authorization Act now heads to the Senate floor.
Senators also held a moment of silence for the victims.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is accelerating the work on trade legislation.
Sen. Chris Murphy suggested that lawmakers should take up gun control legislation.