The Iowa Republican says Obama "never will" secure the border with Mexico on his own.
The overhauled House Republican leadership team is already preparing for the challenge.
The Senate passed a resolution expressing support for Israel on the same night the country launched a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip.
Lawmakers on Thursday urged OMB to consider the budget on a two-year basis instead of annually.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) criticized Microsoft founder Bill Gates for calling on Congress to increase STEM worker visas while the company plans to cut 18,000 jobs next year.
The senator is pushing to end Obama's deferred action program on deportations.
Sen. Kelley Ayotte (R-N.H.) said there should be “serious consequences” for the downed Malaysian Airlines jetliner found in eastern Ukraine.
The Senate voted 68-23 on Thursday to end debate on the nomination of Julie Carnes to be the judge for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he would prefer to use military force than to accept a bad deal.
Incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Thursday that the House may consider funding for the border.