The Senate voted to advance two of President Obama's nominations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The legislation would ensure employers can't block workers from obtaining contraception.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that is was “shameful” that President Obama will replace Cheryl LaFleur as chairwoman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) with a “less experienced” nominee.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), for suggesting that the “struggle for equality is over” for women.
The House will consider a measure to replenish the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. A vote is likely in the late afternoon.
The majority leader set up the first procedural vote on a bill to reverse the ruling.
Nelson called on the Senate to ban ads that he said are targeting children.
The Senate leader said the lawsuit against President Obama is a "sham."
Sen. Lamar Alexander told governors to stand up to President Obama.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) called on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) to change its rule prohibiting gay men from donating blood.