The Senate passed a five-year extension of a satellite TV law, sending it to the president's desk.
The Senate confirmed six ambassadors, eight judges and three executive branch nominations.
The Senate confirmed six ambassadors on Wednesday.
The Senate advanced five judicial nominations on Wednesday.
The legislation fell two votes short of overcoming the procedural hurdle.
The Senate confirmed three judicial nominations and five ambassadors on Tuesday.
Four senators missed late votes Monday but are in town for the key energy measure.
The Senate advanced three of President Obama’s judicial nominations for Georgia courts.
The Child Care & Development Block Grant hadn’t been reauthorized since 1996.
The Senate voted 96-1 to end debate on the motion to concur on the House amendment to S. 1086.