The Senate confirmed three judicial nominations and five ambassadors on Tuesday.
Senate security had to remove several protestors from the Senate gallery.
Four senators missed late votes Monday but are in town for the key energy measure.
The senator said the country would suffer from “dumb disease” if the Keystone XL oil pipeline isn't built.
The senator condemned the “vicious terrorist attack” Tuesday where four were killed.
The senator blasted her colleague for suggesting she wants a vote on Keystone purely for political reasons.
The Democratic leader said Obama should not delay his executive actions.
“Misery follows the tar sands,” the California Democrat said ahead of a key Senate vote.
The senator vowed Republicans would approve the Keystone XL pipeline next year if Democrats fail on Tuesday.
The senator said he wouldn’t block Republicans from offering amendments to the bill.