Floor Action

Nelson: Stopping the drugs will solve border crisis

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.

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Coburn: DOD employees avoiding taxes

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.

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Monday: Nominations, sanctions

With only a week left to pass legislation to fund the Highway Trust Fund and border security before the August recess, lawmakers will spend Monday debating nominations and suspension bills.

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