Reid said the only way the U.S. can move forward is to admit torture occurred.
"CIA detainees were tortured," the report says.
Obama's Pentagon nomination will "absolutely" be considered in January, McCain says.
This is expected to be Hagel's last trip abroad as Defense secretary.
The House on Thursday easily passed the $585 billion defense authorization bill.
Josh Earnest said "there was a very limited window for action" to save Luke Somers.
Commanders have been warned that the release "could cause unrest."
Sen.-elect Tom Cotton said the mission was worth the risk, despite hostage's death.
Lawmakers are racing to wrap up work on national security issues, including military funding.
The U.S. has to transfer detainees held in a prison in Afghanistan.
“I commend the president for acting," Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said.
Lawmakers set to use last days of lame duck to pass bill for veteran suicide prevention.
The report was released by the Senate Intelligence panel after years of investigation.
Pardons could help "establish, once and for all, that torture is illegal," the group said.
Sen. Tim Kaine is hoping Congress will authorize the use of force.
Sen. McCain said others also opposed the choice of Elissa Slotkin.
The former vice president said the CIA "ought to be decorated, not criticized."
A spokesman said embassies have taken "prudent" steps to brace for possible violence.
"The world knows we tortured," the senator says.
Having put forth a nominee for Defense secretary, it's time to assess Obama's record.
Kerry will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday.
“It’s not meant to be the definitive report,” said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.).
Officials said the detainees were unanimously approved for transfer after a review.
Vice President Joe Biden says he "can only imagine" how Luke Somers' parents feels.