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The legislation clarifies that courts, not agencies, are to interpret all questions of law.
Some say it could be spring 2017 before the Supreme Court vacancy is filled.
Republicans are under pressure to block non-national security nominees.
Reid says Dems won't filibuster — as long as McConnell agrees to require 60 votes for final passage.
Senators are expected to return to Washington on Sept. 8.
Lawmakers sent the chamber a letter Wednesday following a New York Times report.
The Senate might not have enough time to get trade and national security bills done.
Republicans are planning to move forward with an Iran sanctions bill this week.
The incoming Senate majority leader is bringing back five-day workweeks.
The hearing, chaired by Sen. Harkin, will be Congress's first on the outbreak.
There has been bipartisan concern over the qualifications of some of Obama's picks.
Senators drilled Obama's nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday.
The committee will debate whether to hold a hearing on a Supreme Court nomination.
The online petition also calls for an up-or-down vote on Obama's nominee.
Groups have met with senators this week in hopes of gaining more sponsors.
Menendez became the second Democratic senator to oppose the deal.
Boxer backed calls Wednesday for the Senate to take up the bill.
In an interview with Morning Consult, the Senate Majority Leader said TSCA is on the agenda.
Senator claims the Udall-Vitter bill was created by those it would regulate.
The Jones Act requires goods to be shipped btween U.S. ports on U.S. ships.
After Tuesday's election, Keystone backers emerged with 61 Senate votes.
Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine might be the most important senator after the midterms.
Both chambers seem to be competing for a dubious prize as the midterm elections approach.
Some House Democrats are frustrated with their Senate counterparts.