Senate Democrats nearly unanimously blocked the trade bill, against Obama's wishes.
Ashton Carter was invited by Sens. McConnell and Barrasso to discuss "fast track."
Five senators rebutted the case for a “clean” Patriot Act renewal.
“The Redskins name is a racist name,” Reid said.
"Fast track" trade legislation faces its first hurdle in the Senate.
Senators voted 90-0 Monday on the resolution from Sen. Jim Risch.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) backed legislation expected to be voted on in the House this week.
McConnell pledges to allow open amendment process.
Senators want to eliminate a question about convictions on federal job applications.
Sens. Bob Casey and Johnny Isakson are pushing to renew the Feed the Future program.