Votes on border legislation, highway funding and reforming the VA are expected.
Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) had an “emotional” exchange on the Senate floor Thursday evening, as the Senate tried to finish business before leaving for the August recess.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Thursday that he wished he and his Republican colleague Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.) had matching haircuts.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called on the Senate to pass a short-term extension of a ban on Internet access taxes.
Sessions said Congress should ban executive orders in its immigration bill.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced a bill Thursday that he said aims to address maternal and infant opiate dependency.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called for presidential leadership on addressing the influx of child immigrants detained at the border.
“There will be no weekends off,” the Democratic leader said.
The House will vote on a measure providing $659 million to address the surge of child migrants crossing the border.
Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member James Inhofe (R-Okla.) warned Republicans that if they don’t file amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) now, they might not get a vote.