The House on Monday passed a bill by voice vote to enhance U.S. sanctions against North Korea for its nuclear proliferation program.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blocked Republicans from offering amendments to a bill that would end tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.
The Senate voted 50-43 to confirm Pamela Harris to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit on Monday.
The House on Monday cleared legislation to reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act for the president's signature.
The House on Monday passed a bill to direct the Department of Homeland Security to develop a strategy for protecting the nation's infrastructure from terrorist attacks.
Passage of the measure comes as the House wrangles with an emergency spending package to address the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said the House-passed highway funding bill fails to provide the kind of certainty states need to invest in long-term infrastructure projects.
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.
The House on Monday passed a bill allowing airlines to state costs of base airfare and government-imposed taxes and fees separately in advertisements.