Republicans notoriously refused to meet with Merrick Garland as part of thwarting his 2016 Supreme Court nomination.
With a 96-1 vote, the Senate will send a bill to Donald Trump's desk allocating billions of dollars to fight the spreading coronavirus.
Mustafa Kassem was ensnared in a crackdown by Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi, who Trump has called "my favorite dictator."
Sen. Mitch McConnell and other lawmakers agreed on a $4.6 billion deal to house and care for immigrant refugees crossing the Mexico border.
"The truth has a way of coming out in the end," Patrick Leahy said.
In Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge was the only other person in the room where the alleged assault occurred.
From gambling issues to hiring only attractive women, the Supreme Court nominee has been accused of more than just sexual assault.
“There is simply no reason they can't be made public,” Leahy said.
Republicans say states already have enough funds to do so.
The secretary of education said the commission is not charged with focusing on firearms.