The Senate passed a bill Wednesday to extend health service programs for children.

Through a unanimous consent agreement, the Senate passed the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act, S. 2154, introduced by Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by T-Mobile — Democratic race for Speaker turns nasty Pro-Israel organizations should finally seek payback against Iran deal Dems Midterms: The winners and losers MORE (D-Pa.).


The Senate also passed S. 2323, the Gold Star Fathers Act, which gives fathers of veterans with disabilities preference for federal employment purposes. Mothers already receive such preferential treatment. The bill from Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownLawmakers considering multibillion-dollar bailout for some retirees with failing pensions: report 2020 Democrats challenge Trump's use of troops at Mexico border Sherrod Brown mulls 2020: 'Replacing Donald Trump' is 'most important political decision in my lifetime' MORE (D-Ohio) extends that to fathers as well.

Both measures now head to the House for further action.

The Senate also passed H.R. 1233, the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments so that the Archivist of the United States makes presidential records public quicker. 

The bill from Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse Dems to investigate Ivanka Trump's email use Dem donors praise Pelosi in letter of support Drug industry nervous about Grassley’s new role MORE (D-Md.) passed in the House on a 420-0 vote on January. But since the Senate made minor changes to the bill, it will be sent back to the House.