Administration seeks to veto House GOP bill that would eliminate individual mandate penalty.
The House on Tuesday gave Venezuelans demonstrating against their government a boost by passing a resolution supporting those demonstrators.
The bipartisan bill would cut pending flood insurance rate hikes for thousands of homes.
The chamber will vote Thursday on legislation to scale back new carbon emissions rules.
Republican senators hammered President Obama’s nominee, Debo Adegbile to be an assistant attorney general.
The Senate will vote Wednesday afternoon on whether to end debate on Adegbile's nomination, which will require only 51 votes.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said President Obama’s lack of understanding of Vladimir Putin was to blame for the United State’s weak response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“This president does not understand Vladimir Putin,” McCain said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “It’s time this administration woke up about Vladimir Putin.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said people aren’t taking President Obama’s 2015 budget seriously because “it’s not a very serious document.”
The House passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at making it easier for regions of the country hit by a hard, cold winter to access propane and other home heating fuels.
Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) slammed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for scheduling a vote on President Obama’s nominee to lead arms control and international security at the State Department.
“President Obama appears to have decided to subvert the Senate in his effort to make dangerous reductions to our nuclear stockpile in an effort to burnish his legacy,” the senators said Monday. “We will continue to raise these issues on every relevant nominee and in every setting possible because such policies are dangerous and will make Americans less safe.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY.) called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to overturn a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to allow a powerful painkiller to enter the market in a form that can be abused.
“It is baffling that at the same time policy makers and law enforcement officials are waging a war on the growing prescription drug crisis, we are essentially rolling out the welcome mat to a new, more powerful, and easily abused super-drug,” Schumer said Monday.