The Senate voted 95-4 Thursday to confirm President Obama’s nominee to be the head lawyer at the Central Intelligence Agency.
The House on Thursday advanced a bill to delay enforcement of the individual mandate under ObamaCare for five years, amid Democratic complaints that the bill would raise insurance premiums and leave millions uninsured.
The House partisan breakdown now stands at 233 Republicans, 199 Dems and three vacancies.
Rep. Kurt Schrader introduced legislation Wednesday to extend the enrollment period.
The Senate cleared three of President Obama’s nominees Thursday.
All three were confirmed by voice-votes.
The Senate voted 100-0 Thursday for an amendment that would prohibit parents with more than $1 million in assets from qualifying for child care grants.
The Senate is considering S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization bill, and final passage is expected later in the day.
A lack of federal staff is creating long waits for passengers, say lawmakers.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) once again attached David and Charles Koch Thursday, accusing them of influencing elections with their money.
“I’m not afraid of the Koch brothers,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “None of us should be afraid of the Koch brothers.
The House meets in the afternoon to take up two more government oversight bills, including one that would require the government to tell Congress when it fails to enforce a law.
The two senators sparred over the majority’s right to file cloture motions.