House Republicans will continue their assault against EPA regulations, while the Senate considers nominations.
The legislation fell two votes short of overcoming the procedural hurdle.
The Senate confirmed three judicial nominations and five ambassadors on Tuesday.
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Administration Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-Mich.) remains the only female on the roster.
Senate security had to remove several protestors from the Senate gallery.
The House on Tuesday passed legislation to overhaul the Environmental Protection Agency's Scientific Advisory Board.
Four senators missed late votes Monday but are in town for the key energy measure.
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The position gives Sánchez a megaphone in the 2016 debate on immigration.
The senator said the country would suffer from “dumb disease” if the Keystone XL oil pipeline isn't built.
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Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) will take the gavel from Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas).