Members of the House have voted to advance two energy bills, including one that puts timelines on environmental reviews on energy projects.
The Dalai Lama gave the opening prayer on the Senate floor Thursday, asking senators to forgive his "broken English."
Several senators came to the floor to hear his prayer.
The House meets Thursday morning to consider two energy bills, and a new bill added to the agenda that would help Ukraine finance energy purchases in the face of a Russian military intervention that has the world on edge.
President calls rejection of Justice Department nominee a "travesty."
Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) on Wednesday said Russian President Vladimir Putin is similar to Adolf Hitler, as both seem to have the same interest in taking over sovereign countries.
Sen. Tom Harkin said Debo Adegbile was the victim of a "double standard."
The Senate cleared four of President Obama’s judicial nominations Wednesday.
Republicans forced Democrats to vote to end debate before each one was confirmed. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Republicans are “filibustering for the sake of filibustering.”
The House on Thursday will vote on a bill that allows the U.S. to provide for loan guarantees to Ukraine, an effort to help aid the country that is being subject to a military intervention by Russia.
The Senate will vote on two competing measures addressing sexual assault Thursday.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to host him Thursday as well.