The Ohio Democrat said legislation is being rushed through the Senate.
Democrats used the vote to highlight that Loretta Lynch's attorney general nomination is still pending.
Rubio, Kirk say the four Americans must first be released.
"This is hard," Sen. Bill Cassidy said as he honored the 11 workers who were killed.
A former staffer for ex-Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) informed the House of a subpoena on Monday as part of a federal investigation.
A bipartisan duo of lawmakers wants to repeal the congressional franking privilege.
With a deal in the works, Reid goes to the floor to pressure the GOP.
A proposal from Cruz would give low-income students federal funds for the school of their choice.
Advocates told Sen. Mitch McConnell he is "standing in the way of progress."
Senators are expected to vote around 5:30 p.m. on a judicial nominee.