The Senate’s top Democrat was more deeply involved than previously known in an effort to secure U.S. visas for Chinese investors in a Las Vegas casino despite the concerns of career federal officials, according to an inspector general report released on Tuesday.
Senate Democrats voted against bringing a bill focused on combating human trafficking to a final vote on Tuesday. The Democrats objected to language in the bill which prevents money from a restitution fund created by the bill to be used for abortions. Republicans have said they will not allow a vote on the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch until the human trafficking bill is voted on.
The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution welcoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to America and endorsing his speech before a joint session of Congress.