Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) chastised Congress on Thursday for not voting on a full authorization of military force to fight Islamic extremists.
The Senate passed a bill Thursday aimed at addressing the backlog of rape kits.
Sen. Mikulski said the Senate would pass a stopgap spending bill.
The session could end up being Democrats’ final weeks in the Senate majority.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said the combined vote was “inexcusable.”
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Sen. Dick Durbin said a new authorization of military force is "long overdue."
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“What is the endgame?” lawmakers asked the defense secretary regarding ISIS.
In a departure from the original schedule, they will adjourn at the end of the day Thursday.
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said senators shouldn’t go home to campaign for reelection at a time of war.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would vote for the CR.