House Republicans are cooking up a bill they hope will be a tough vote for Democrats.
The Senate confirmed four executive branch nominees Thursday by voice vote.
Republicans didn’t insist on cloture votes before confirming the nominations, as they have with most since Democrats unilaterally changed the Senate filibuster rules on most nominees using the “nuclear option” late last year.
The legislation would allow the Obama administration to provide loan guarantees to Ukraine.
The House on Thursday approved the latest Republican plan to jumpstart job creation — a bill that would set hard deadlines on environmental reviews that can delay construction projects for years.
Gillibrand's measure falls five votes short of the 60 needed to move forward.
The leader of the Congressional Black Caucus is calling for Issa to apologize.
The Senate voted 58-42 Thursday to confirm Rose Gottemoeller to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security — a role she has been working in for nearly two years.
Some Republicans opposed her nomination because they said she hadn’t done enough to ensure Russia is following its nuclear disarmament agreement with the United States. They said her confirmation would make the U.S. “less safe.”
The House voted 229-183 to override the proposed EPA rule.
Members of the House have voted to advance two energy bills, including one that puts timelines on environmental reviews on energy projects.
The Dalai Lama gave the opening prayer on the Senate floor Thursday, asking senators to forgive his "broken English."
Several senators came to the floor to hear his prayer.