The House voted Tuesday to relax federal rules that require farmers to undertake expensive infrastructure improvements if they store oil on the premises.
The Senate voted to advance the nomination of four district judges to serve in eastern Michigan.
Matt Frederick Leitman received a 55-43 vote to end debate on his nomination to serve as U.S. district judge for eastern Michigan.
The Senate approved the bill days after rejecting tougher legislation.
The Senate voted 62-34 Monday to advance President Obama’s nominee to join the Tenth Circuit Court.
The Senate voted to end debate on the nomination of Carolyn McHugh to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
The Senate confirmed four executive branch nominees Thursday by voice vote.
Republicans didn’t insist on cloture votes before confirming the nominations, as they have with most since Democrats unilaterally changed the Senate filibuster rules on most nominees using the “nuclear option” late last year.
The legislation would allow the Obama administration to provide loan guarantees to Ukraine.
The House on Thursday approved the latest Republican plan to jumpstart job creation — a bill that would set hard deadlines on environmental reviews that can delay construction projects for years.
The Senate voted 58-42 Thursday to confirm Rose Gottemoeller to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security — a role she has been working in for nearly two years.
Some Republicans opposed her nomination because they said she hadn’t done enough to ensure Russia is following its nuclear disarmament agreement with the United States. They said her confirmation would make the U.S. “less safe.”
The House voted 229-183 to override the proposed EPA rule.
Members of the House have voted to advance two energy bills, including one that puts timelines on environmental reviews on energy projects.