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.
Groups on the right are expected to urge opposition in a vote planned for Tuesday.
The House returns after a snowstorm gave members a day off — today, they'll work on up to eight suspension bills to make up for lost time.
The House plans to return to work Tuesday, after a Monday morning snowstorm closed down both Congress and the Executive Branch for a day.
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and two other Democrats have reintroduced legislation giving states the authority to regulate tow truck drivers, which some say have been allowed to aggressively tow cars away without any regulatory check from government at any level.
Monday’s snowstorm could delay Senate work on the reauthorization of the Child Care & Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program.
A procedural vote on the bipartisan bill was expected Wednesday, after the Senate completed work on several executive and judicial nominees. But because of the snowstorm, votes on the nominations won’t start until Wednesday afternoon.
Snowstorm knocks Senate's work back an additional day.
Pat Toomey ripped Debo Adegbile for his role in the defense of a convicted police shooter.