Speaker Boehner called off the morning session because of a potential asbestos leak.
The House will continue consideration of the fiscal 2015 Energy-Water appropriations bill, while the Senate will consider the nomination of Shaun Donovan to lead the Office of Management and Budget.
The measure to streamline jobs programs passed the House 415-6 and the Senate 95-3.
The House on Wednesday rejected 110-310 a proposal to eliminate all funding for Department of Energy programs to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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Under sequestration, the Pentagon faces $500 billion in cuts over the next decade.
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said Wednesday that colleagues who don’t see the economic benefits of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank frustrate her.
The Georgia Republican will replace incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he could not support President Obama’s proposal to address the influx of undocumented children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border because it doesn’t actually solve the problem.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) on Tuesday argued that illegal immigrants are causing income inequality in the U.S.
The bipartisan measure aims to preserve federal lands for hunting, fishing and shooting.