The post-election scramble tested members of both parties.
Sens. McConnell, Reid are using Cruz to cement control of their conferences.
Cruz defended his efforts to delay vote on $1.1 trillion spending bill.
Reid says work can be completed Monday if senators cooperate.
"Elizabeth Warren is constructive. She’s not like Ted Cruz," Schumer said.
Senate Democrats advanced 24 more of President Obama’s nominations.
The Kentucky Republican's proposal is companion legislation to a House bill passed last week.
The Senate approved a four-day funding extension by voice vote on Saturday.
Sen. Ted Cruz forced round-the-clock votes on Obama’s nominees and the $1.1 trillion omnibus.
“We’ve cleared everything on our side. Noms are the holdup,” said a senior GOP aide.
The Senate's agenda remains packed as lawmakers look to leave town.
The freshman Democrat took on President Obama and her party’s leadership.
The upper chamber will act quickly to keep government open beyond midnight.
Sanders blasted the package for not investing in infrastructure.
Sen. Risch is "absolutely opposed" to an international investigation.
GOP lawmakers divided over what to do in majority.
Reid said he would keep the upper chamber in session as long as needed to finish its work.
Some Republicans say it’s time to undo a wrong committed by Reid.
Sen. Tom Harkin now thinks Democrats may have been better off holding out for a better bill.