Sen. Landrieu also jabbed the Bush administration, saying she'll write a tell-all book on the handling of Hurricane Katrina.
“The American people deserve to know the whole truth about this episode,” Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said.
The Senate passed a bill Thursday that aims to help Ukraine by sanctioning Russian officials.
The senator said the party of smaller government shouldn’t expand a federal insurance program.
“Everyone asks me, is being a senator as much fun as being on ‘Saturday Night Live?’ And the answer is no,” Franken said.
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) joked that he was using his farewell speech as “confession time.”
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) bid an emotional farewell to the Senate on Thursday.
GOP senators objected to the inclusion of an unrelated lands package in the NDAA.
Republicans blocked Gillibrand's attempt to bring up her legislation.
The senator praised the bipartisan agreement to pass more than 60 land use bills within the defense bill.