Only 12 Democrats backed the bill after leaders pushed them to vote against it.
The Senate passed a bill Thursday that aims to make it easier for regions of the country hit by a hard, cold winter to access propane and other home heating fuels.
The bill would extend the ability of truckers hauling fuel to drive for longer hours to ensure remote regions have enough fuel until the end of May.
Rep. Mike Simpson ordered them to stop. "Members are not allowed to stage an exhibition."
A fight over access to water for ski resorts on public land spilled into the House today, and prompted passage of a bill to protect all private water rights from being taken by the federal government.
The Faithful Execution of the Law Act passed 244-171, drawing the support of 18 Democrats.
The Senate confirmed the next U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.
The bill now heads to President Obama's desk for his signature before becoming law.
The Senate voted 97-1 Thursday to pass a bill that improves child care for low-income working families.
“Every family in America with children is concerned about child care,” Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), a lead author of the bill, said. “This bill ensures that all children get the care they need and deserve.”
The Senate voted 95-4 Thursday to confirm President Obama’s nominee to be the head lawyer at the Central Intelligence Agency.
The House on Thursday advanced a bill to delay enforcement of the individual mandate under ObamaCare for five years, amid Democratic complaints that the bill would raise insurance premiums and leave millions uninsured.