“A woman who performs the same work as a man should be paid the same as a man,” Reid said. “Senate Republicans simply cannot accept that notion."
A bipartisan Senate bill to reform nonviolent drug sentencing would save $4 billion.
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) warned that arming Syrian rebels to fight against Sunni militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) could have unintended consequences.
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The legislation would restore pre-sequester funding levels, at least.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) marked the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Saturday.
The Senate will consider the Paycheck Fairness Act again, while the House will vote on a series of bills under suspension of the rules.
Lawmakers will consider stopgap government funding and arming Syrian rebels to fight ISIS.
Floor votes in the House are being upstaged by Obama’s request for help fighting ISIS.
Administration officials will appear before the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees next week .
Two Senate committees will hear from Obama administration officials on the growing threat from ISIS.