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.
Senior officials in the Obama administration admitted to Congress on Tuesday that the Iranian regime continues to conduct key nuclear research despite ongoing negotiations with the United States meant to curb Tehran’s contested program.