Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Republicans who criticize President Obama’s foreign policies are the same ones blocking the confirmation of U.S. ambassadors.
The Senate starts at 9:30 a.m. and will vote in the afternoon to extend a terrorism insurance program.
Legislation addressing the immigration crisis faces an uphill battle.
Bill responding to Hobby Lobby decision falls four votes short of moving forward.
Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) has introduced a bill that would require the Obama administration to report on the number of unaccompanied immigrant children in the U.S. and how many are showing up for hearings.
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Mikulski also questioned Republican calls to deploy the National Guard to border.
The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would ease requirements for a veterinarian to dispense controlled substances.
The bill funds the Internal Revenue Service, Wall Street enforcement and other programs.
The proposal would keep regulators from modifying state laws on Internet access.
The measure would prohibit funding to enforce D.C.'s handgun ban and other laws.