In a rare Friday session, Reid is expected to postpone nomination votes until after recess.
The DCCC is hitting vulnerable Republicans with paid Web ads and robocalls.
Virginia Rep. Jim Moran said the Obama budget is a far better blueprint than Paul Ryan's.
The Senate passed a bill Thursday that aims to ensure transparency on how all federal funds are spent.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced S. 994, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, and got unanimous consent Thursday to pass the measure with an amendment from Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.).
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) often threatens Friday work, but it rarely comes to pass.
Rep. Louie Gohmert disputed claims that House GOP targeted investigations based on race.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said President Obama’s administration has failed to enforce U.S. immigration laws and therefore have created an “open borders” situation.
“This is open borders,” Sessions said on the Senate floor Thursday. “If you get passed the border and into the interior … then you can just stay. This cannot be the policy of the United States of America.”
Six House Republicans who are running for Senate this year in competitive states voted for the House GOP's 2015 budget.
Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) tried to pass a bill that would have required background checks on all school employees, but Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) objected to their unanimous consent request.
The Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act, S. 1596, would require schools to conduct background checks on all school employees in order for the school to get federal education funding.
The legislation now heads to President Obama, who is facing a difficult veto decision.