“Climate change deniers still exist,” announces Sen. Harry Reid.
The Senate approved the bill days after rejecting tougher legislation.
The Senate voted 62-34 Monday to advance President Obama’s nominee to join the Tenth Circuit Court.
The Senate voted to end debate on the nomination of Carolyn McHugh to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
McConnell said Democrats are making excuses while families in Appalachia are losing work.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said instead of talking about climate change all night, Democrats should bring a bill to the floor that would address the issue.
“Why wouldn’t the Majority Leader bring a bill to the Senate floor to approve President Obama’s climate agenda?” Sessions asked on the Senate floor Monday. “[Because] the American people do not support this and neither does most of Congress.”
Ohio lawmakers asked leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee to extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC), which helps people struggling to pay their healthcare bills.
Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) lead a group of Ohio lawmakers, asking for an extension to be attached to the next piece of legislation considered by either committee. The tax credit expired on Jan. 1.
The House on Tuesday is expected to formally condemn Russia for its military action in the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine, less than a week after passing a bill giving financial aid to Ukraine.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called for an investigation into General Motors (GM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) failure to report a major defect in cars.
“Repeated failure to detect and stop this potentially lethal defect shows that federal safety watchdogs need a wake up,” Blumenthal said Sunday. “An investigation is clearly warranted to establish why the safety watchdogs failed to act.”
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) asked his Democratic counterpart, Chairwoman Patty Murray (Wash.), to request that Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tesify before the committee.
“The Senate Budget Committee is long overdue for a hearing with the Secretary of Health and Human Services,” Sessions wrote in a letter to Murrray Monday.
Three House GOP bills could attract significant Democratic support this week.