The program had long been a priority of former Speaker John Boehner.
Booker has a “car karaoke” tradition while on the campaign trail for Hillary.
The post has been empty since last year.
Sarah Ferris 04/28/16 05:04 PM EDT
John Cornyn dismissed Obama's request as a "blank check" for $1.9 billion.
Conservatives critics appear unswayed.
Tim Devaney 04/28/16 03:29 PM EDT
The House voted Thursday to overturn the Labor Department's fiduciary rule.
Devin Henry 04/28/16 02:58 PM EDT
Republicans couldn't overcome a Democratic filibuster for the second straight day.
GOP Sen. Pat Roberts blamed the White House for his hold.
Republicans say the rule will saddle advisers with expensive and burdensome new mandates.
"I have a very good relationship with both of these men," Ryan said of Cruz and Boehner.