Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) on Wednesday said Russian President Vladimir Putin is similar to Adolf Hitler, as both seem to have the same interest in taking over sovereign countries.
Sen. Tom Harkin said Debo Adegbile was the victim of a "double standard."
The Senate cleared four of President Obama’s judicial nominations Wednesday.
Republicans forced Democrats to vote to end debate before each one was confirmed. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Republicans are “filibustering for the sake of filibustering.”
The House on Thursday will vote on a bill that allows the U.S. to provide for loan guarantees to Ukraine, an effort to help aid the country that is being subject to a military intervention by Russia.
The Senate will vote on two competing measures addressing sexual assault Thursday.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to host him Thursday as well.
The vote again shows some level of Democratic support for a legislative change to the law.
Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) introduced a resolution Wednesday that calls on President Obama to isolate Russia through sanctions in order to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty.
The resolution also urges the leadership of FIFA to reconsider its decision to place World Cup 2018 matches in Russia and instead award these games to “a more worthy alternative country.”
The House voted Wednesday to boost the United States's strategic and military ties with Israel, putting pressure on the Obama administration even as it tries to broker a Middle East peace framework between Israel and Palestinian authorities.
The House on Wednesday afternoon advanced legislation that would eliminate this year's ObamaCare penalties against people who choose not to buy a health insurance policy.