A group of House Democrats wants to make federal and state prisoners eligible for Pell Grants to pay for higher education.
The senators said they need the review to "fully assess" the Iran nuclear deal.
Senators are quickly nearing a weeklong Memorial Day recess.
Senators are still seeking a deal to allow for more amendment votes on the "fast-track" trade bill.
Before Thursday, the Senate had only confirmed two judges this year.
"We can make it difficult, but the end won't change," the Senate majority leader warned.
The measure would have insisted on public access before fast-track designation.
Rep. Westmoreland (R-Ga.) called on the State Department to turn over Benghazi documents.
Amtrak, Charles Schumer says, "will be forced to rob Peter to pay Paul."
Martin Matishak 05/21/15 02:21 PM EDT
The extension raises the authorization cap for the facility to $900 million.