Democrats accused Republicans of slow-walking the process.
The senators said "no one wins" if Congress can't reach an agreement.
Hillary Clinton will sit down next week with the Congressional Black Caucus.
Sen. Lamar Alexander said he expects "robust discussion and debate."
But McConnell says that Republicans have the Senate working again.
The House passed legislation to facilitate U.S. weapons transfers to Jordan.
The legislation would make it easier for low-income families to use solar energy.
Lawmakers return to Washington Tuesday.
"When you are not winning in warfare, you are losing," Sen. John McCain said.
A bipartisan duo of House member want schools to explicitly prohibit bullying based on traits like race and sexual orientation in their codes of conduct.