Before Thursday, the Senate had only confirmed two judges this year.
"We can make it difficult, but the end won't change," the Senate majority leader warned.
The measure would have insisted on public access before fast-track designation.
Rep. Westmoreland (R-Ga.) called on the State Department to turn over Benghazi documents.
Amtrak, Charles Schumer says, "will be forced to rob Peter to pay Paul."
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The extension raises the authorization cap for the facility to $900 million.
The House passed legislation aimed at promoting investments in the commercial space industry.
The Kentucky Republican's move means senators could take a procedural vote on Saturday.
The Senate will try to end debate on a "fast-track" trade bill.
"My voice is rapidly leaving, my bedtime has long since passed," he said as he wrapped up.