Democrats set aside labor concerns and join Republicans in support of the president’s agenda.
Chamber is likely to pass Trade Promotion Authority bill but opposition in House is deep
Several pro-trade Democrats demand that leadership clear a path to reauthorize Export-Import Bank.
Spending bill was slowed by debate over whether DREAM Act immigrants should be able to serve in the military.
The measure gives Congress 30 days to review a nuclear deal with Tehran.
A day after an unusual filibuster by Democrats, lawmakers say they will consider fast-track authority for Obama to negotiate deals with other countries.
The Democratic senator has never been close with the president, but the public is now seeing open animosity.
Democratic infighting has left “fast track” authority in limbo, with opponents believing they have the votes to block it.
The bill passed, 98-1, giving it a bipartisan boost as it heads to the House for likely approval next week.
The legislature is trying to overcome inertia, but the action is not making anyone giddy yet.