The House on Monday passed a bill to direct the Department of Homeland Security to develop a strategy for protecting the nation's infrastructure from terrorist attacks.
Passage of the measure comes as the House wrangles with an emergency spending package to address the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
Timothy Cama 07/28/14 04:15 PM EDT
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said the House-passed highway funding bill fails to provide the kind of certainty states need to invest in long-term infrastructure projects.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said money for the Coast Guard should be included in an emergency funding bill to deal with the crisis at the border.
“If we could have a greater percentage of those drugs interdicted then we would seriously start to diminish some of this migration to the north,” Nelson said.
The House on Monday passed a bill allowing airlines to state costs of base airfare and government-imposed taxes and fees separately in advertisements.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called on Congress to immediately pass legislation to provide Israel emergency funding for its Iron Dome missile defense system.
A conservative House Republican has introduced a resolution that would slam President Obama for “unilaterally” rewriting immigration laws, and direct him to solve the border crisis himself.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report shows that thousands of Department of Defense (DOD) employees and contractors owe the government more than $700 million in taxes.
Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) said the independent agency did not deserve federal funding for what he called "frivolous" projects.