John Cornyn believes a new GOP amendment should satisfy Dem concerns.
Lawmakers voted 54-45 on the amendment proposed by Sen. John Cornyn.
Kristina Wong and Jordain Carney 04/14/15 04:13 PM EDT
The 19-0 vote came after the White House signaled it would accept the legislation.
Harry Reid said leadership positions for the next Congress would be determined next year.
"She represents the views of this administration," the Senate leader said.
Alfred Bennett was confirmed to be a district judge for the Southern District of Texas by a 95-0 vote.
Jordain Carney 04/13/15 05:51 PM EDT
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) slammed the House-passed $200 billion Medicare deal.
Jordain Carney, Sarah Ferris and Peter Sullivan 04/13/15 03:20 PM EDT
Lawmakers are expected to vote Tuesday on a handful of amendments, sources say.
Reid argues the nominee has waited 157 days for a vote.
The Obama administration would likely object strongly to any of the amendments.